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Our Favorite Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

I absolutely love this time of year.  As the days grow shorter and the nights cooler, Mother Nature casts her spell and the colors of fall begin to appear.  After months of hot temperatures, I welcome the evenings that I can put on a jacket, sit out on my patio and listen to nature.  I feel blessed to live in an area that enjoys all four seasons.  I look forward to each changing one! As landscapers, we love to play with color.  Different trees and shrubs provide changing color through the seasons.  Knowing this you can play up your landscape design [ ... ]

Rhododendrons, My Favorite Spring Shrub!

If you are like me, you have a hard time staying indoors this time of year.  The warmer spring and summer temperatures do beautiful things to my landscape.     Each year, as I spend time in my yard, I fall more in love with our rhododendrons.  We have beautiful rhododendrons planted on the side of our home.  They are an easy shrub to plant and care for and will add an instant POP to any spring landscape. If you have a shady planter area you are looking to spruce up, rhododendrons are a great choice.  They are popular flowering shrubs that bloom [ ... ]

Turn Your Old Chair into a Darling Flower Pot

My husband is a landscaper and I love to scrapbook.  When it comes to our yard, he designed, planted and maintains it, but I embellish it!  Embellishing your yard is a great way  to add to your  “curb appeal”.  Curb appeal is what makes your home, business, or project stand out.  It’s what gives it POP! and makes someone stop and look a little longer.  Today, I will show you how to embellish your yard or garden by adding a fun splash of color. This is a great time of year to add color to your yard and make it stand out.  Planting annuals is one [ ... ]

April Showers Bring May Flowers

One of my favorite things about spring landscape is seeing yards come to life with color and vitality by planting summer annuals.  I think it must take me back to my childhood.  My mother would spend hours in the yard beautifying our landscape.  I remember she won an award one year for the most beautiful curb appeal.  She loved to play with color and design and created gorgeous masterpieces year after year. You too can easily spruce up your yard and curb appeal with color by planting easy care annual flowers. Secrets to success with annuals Sun or Shade: Plant tags usually tell [ ... ]