Archive | February 2016

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How About A Cutting Garden This Season?

I’ve written several times recently about the blending of indoor and outdoor living. The emphasis has been on moving the indoors out, But it works both ways. This week, I’d like to suggest bringing the outdoors in. Blending the outdoors with the indoors doesn’t involve heavy lifting or high costs. There’s no expensive furniture to […]

What Landscapes Will Look Like In 2016 – Greenscapes

Last week, I shared a number of hardscape trends for 2016 as outlined in a Garden Design website story. There are as many exciting things happening in the plant world as well. The trend that I like best is that landscapes will be more plant-centric. This means more emphasis will be placed on plants than […]

What Landscapes Will Look Like In 2016 – Hardscapes

Landscape designs are changing – evolving actually. Fewer homeowners are satisfied with a tree or two and some foundation planting. Rather, they want to live outside for as much of the year as possible, and this may mean having to be prepared for what Mother Nature has planned. Garden Design magazine recently ran a story […]

Winter Plant Ideas – Color & Texture

Last week, I presented some ideas for adding winter-interest plants to your landscape in such a way that they provide four-season beauty, and introduced you to some new evergreen varieties. This week, I’d like to introduce you to some new plants that can add color and texture to your landscape, even in winter. Plants that […]