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Propagating Fears Alleviated

Propagating Fears Alleviated

The other day I was doing my weekly grocery at the Kroger and I ran into an old friend.  After exchanging pleasantries about college age children the conversation steered toward propagating hydrangeas.   I know big leap, but I get questions like that all the time.  In fact it is a great topic that more people should investigate.  One of my earliest memories is of my mother rooting spider plants on the window sill. She was not much of an outdoor gardener, but loved...
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Its August….Think WATER

Its August….Think WATER

Have you been feeling the 90+ degree temperatures lately? I know our landscapes have. Well it is August and we are all beginning to show a little heat stress, looking all tired and wilty. In your landscape, dull, limp leaves are a sure sign your garden is suffering.  As the yard caretaker, you may be feeling a little heat stressed too and neglecting your landscape.   Try not to succumb to the “hey its August, what is there to do in the landscape besides watch it melt” ...
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Who knew we would get a bounty from an Okame Cherry

Who knew we would get a bounty from an Okame Cherry

Typically I would not be contemplating writing about my Okame Cherry tree in June.  Other than providing a good bit of shade to my patio, it truly is not worth a mention.  It should be just a nice green canopy with a delicate branching pattern. The season that we ooh and ahh over this perfect little tree occurred way back in February when its positively pink blooms were the first to burst pulling us out of our winter doldrums. So how did this tree make itself the center of...
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Its gonna be a HOT one…….How to protect your garden in summer.

Its gonna be a HOT one…….How to protect your garden in summer.

Ah summer, seems like all we do each winter is pine for summer. Well it is here and it is about to get hot.  How do you think your yard and garden will fair in the scorching temperatures? Summer temperatures can brutally affect the overall health and look of your landscape.  Not to mention how the abundance of rain may actually do more harm than good as we move into the hot summer months.  As a precaution it is always best to spend some time now preparing your garden or yard...
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Learning From The Masters….of Landscape Design

Learning From The Masters….of Landscape Design

Much the same way an Artist must study the Masters to hone their art; a Garden Designer must do the same.  As it is spring, I have had two such opportunities to view the work of others. Last year, I purchased a season pass at the Biltmore Estates.  Although the house is quite lovely, it is the gardens that draw me back season after season.  The gardens were originally designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead whose most notable garden, Central Park, lies in the center of New York...
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