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November 30, 2019

Q: Why is the flagstone in my patio starting to flake off?

A: Flagstone is almost always sandstone which is made up of layers upon layers of sediment. The flaking is called spalling, which is a natural occurrence in sandstone. Moisture gets in between the layers of sedi...

November 29, 2019

Sand Sage - Artemisia filifolia
Zone 4-8

Wispy bluish-silver foliage looks beautiful year round but especially when it is blowing in a gentle breeze. This native shrub gives off a strong, but sweet scent.

Plant in full sun.Tolerates a wide variety of soils. Water regular...

November 26, 2019

This week, we wanted to showcase a newly constructed home with an empty backyard. Our client wanted a flagstone pathway to connect the patio, garage, and gate. He also had a rock water feature he wanted to be installed.

We started by digging a hole the same size as the...

November 23, 2019

Q: My pots look so empty during the winter - is there anything I can put in them?

A: We recommend putting a mixture of small evergreens (small pine trees), holly and English ivy. If you want a more festive look instead of a pine tree put a red twig dogwood, even though...

November 22, 2019

Mock Orange - Philadelphus x virginalis
Zone 4-7

Mock orange is a beautiful spring-blooming plant that will not only make your yard look amazing, but makes it will smell great too. A fast grower that can quickly reach 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

Plant as a single specim...

November 19, 2019

Last week was so warm and beautiful that we decided to post another 2 season difference in the growth of this planting project!

November 16, 2019

Q: I have a tall butterfly bush that gives me privacy and I don’t want it cut back for the winter. Will the plant still grow ok next year?

A: We usually see the best growth out of butterfly bushes when they are cut back each year to a foot or two. If you want to keep th...

November 15, 2019

Fourwing sage - Atriplex canescens
Zone 4-8

Grayish-green foliage covers heavy random branching to create an unkempt, but beautiful native plant. Flowers in summer. In fall and through winter, seedpods give this shrub its trademark "fourwing" look.

The heavy branching at...

November 12, 2019

This transformation Tuesday is phase one of a two phase project. The second phase will be completed in spring 2020.

For the first phase of this project, our client wanted the pathway that forks off of the flagstone steps (broken flagstone) to be more defined. Ultimately...

November 9, 2019

Q: Why do the leaves change colors in the fall?

A: To keep it simple, the green we see on leaves is the chlorophyll (think solar panels) that convert the sun into food for the plant. Once the days begin to get shorter the plant or tree starts to prepare itself for winte...

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