Backyard gardeners and landscape designers can increase the number and variety of birds by studying their habitats and mimicking them at a smaller scale. Essentially, bring nature into your backyard by streamlining the natural ecosystems you see at the forest edge.Read More
Consulting a survey to ascertain an accurate property line is a necessary beginning in establishing ownership of the plant material in question. After that, we recommend clients have reasonable discussions with their neighbors and try to resolve the issue in a mutually beneficial manner...Read More
The most important and routine pruning is the removal of dead, diseased or damage tissue. The secondary reason for pruning a tree is cultural and aesthetic — to produce structurally sound specimens, to create attractive or pleasing shapes, to stimulate growth or encourage other desirable habits, such as encouraging bushy growth or enhancing flowering and/or fruiting...Read More
Here are garden design ideas for your small garden or landscape. When garden planning or during yearly garden inventory these are effective tips for the climate friendly gardener...Read More
To some extent gardening has been based upon past assumptions. When gardening in a changing climate the phenomenon of species movement is likely to become commonplace as climate change occurs. Is it practical for a garden designer to select a plant that needs additional maintenance to survive successfully within a climate that creates wild fluctuations of temperature?Read More
The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum has two unique gardens within it’s boundaries. Though created many years apart, they are both brilliantly executed adaptations of a walled, enclosed space...Read More
What are some of the favorite fall perennials for garden designers? Here's a few landscape ideas...
Schizachyrium scoparium / Little Bluestem. "Turns acres of prairie glistening silver in autumn" according to BBG publications. The arching plumes (or seedbeds) are silver; the thin, graceful stalks of the grass begin as blue-green, then transition through tawny colors of gold, orange, red.Read More