Snow Cap Sedge (Carex siderostricha ‘Snow Cap’) Photo Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials Designing with Ornamental Grasses

July 19, 2017

Ornamental grasses can provide year-round interest while being easy to maintain and incredibly versatile. In the spring and summer, ornamental grasses are bright and lush and in the fall and winter, provide texture and color. They come in all sizes from small, mounding groundcovers to 12 feet tall flowering grasses. Their range in color, texture,… Read more >

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Bowles Golden Sedge (Carex elata 'Bowles Golden') Plant of the Month: Carex

July 12, 2017

Carex, a grass-like sedge, is a wonderfully diverse group that provides year-round interest with its evergreen foliage and adds both texture and color to any garden. While they prefer moist, well-drained soil, some Carex can also tolerate drought like conditions in partial sun to shade once they’ve been established. In a dry shaded area, they… Read more >

Dragonfly Photo Courtesy of Mother Nature Network Lesser Known Beneficial Insects for Your Garden

June 2, 2017

While we all know about some of the more common beneficial insects for our gardens (lady bugs, praying mantis’, lace wing flies, etc), there are many other insects that you can introduce into your garden that will help promote a healthy ecosystem and keep out the unwanted pests. If you’re trying to take a more… Read more >

A low maintenance garden: do’s and don’ts

September 16, 2016

“I want a low maintenance garden.” We hear this request more than any other from our new clients. We understand that your garden should be a place for relaxing, entertaining and enjoying our beautiful weather.  No one wants to spend their entire weekend being a slave to the garden, especially in the heat of summer, or in… Read more >

Garden Thugs: 10 plants you may regret planting

September 2, 2016

Walking into a nursery or flipping through garden books we become enamored with picture perfect flowers, colorful foliage and claims to solve our garden problems. Beware however, because lurking among these beauties are some real garden thugs. Just like English ivy, bamboo or that innocent looking patch of bluebells in your yard, these plants should… Read more >