Category Archives : Landscape


Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed #Groundcover! #garden #gardening

    One of the most durable plants we have in our garden/landscape is Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed Groundcover. Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed can withstand very cold and hot temperatures. Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed is animal resistant (deer, rabbits, voles, gophers, groundhogs). Once Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed is planted, it is very difficult to remove because the roots run […]

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Growing Leland Cypress #Evergreen! #landscape

We have a very tall, gorgeous Leland Cypress evergreen that is almost 30 foot tall! We purchased it for $3 about 10 years ago. At that time, it was about 8 inches tall and very vulnerable to deer. We planted in near our deck to provide screening and privacy. Fortunately, it grew quickly and fill […]


Icy Evergreens in Winter Landscape! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Icy #Evergreens in #Winter #Landscape! #landscapes

      The Blizzard of 2017, also called Stella Blizzard 2017, made it’s way up the East coast of the U.S.A in March. It left only a couple of inches of snow in the Mid-Atlantic area, but it also left lots of ice! The reason we love evergreens in our landscape is because they […]


Dusting of #Snow Creates #WinterWonderland! #evergreens #landscape

  A dusting of snow creates a Winter Wonderland! Evergreens add enormous value to your landscape because they provide structure, volume and beauty throughout all seasons. Even in the cold of Winter, your landscape is beautiful due to evergreens! One of the most engaging evergreens is Golden Globe Arborvitae! Why? Golden Glove Arborvitae mesmerizes you […]

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Black Tupelo #Tree in Autumn! #autumn #landscape #trees

                      We have a tall tree on the outskirts of our backyard that turns brilliant red, yellow and orange each Autumn. Each leaf shows all 3 colors, which is very unusual. For many years, we didn’t know the name of the tree, but now we […]


#Snowzilla #Jonas 2016 #JonasBlizzard Damages #Evergreens

    During the Winter of 2016, the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. had 30 inches of snowfall in a 24 hour period of time. It was a very heavy snow, and damaged many of our precious evergreens. It is now early Spring and we are surveying the damage. We will try to save some […]

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#Blizzard2016! #Jonas2016 #Snowzilla #TheWinterAwakens

    We are in the midst of a Winter Blizzard in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.! We have 16 inches of snow on the ground and we are expecting 12 more inches! The weather forecasters predicted 40 to 60 mph winds, which would guarantee massive power outages. Fortunately, the winds have not materialized […]

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4 Ways Table-Top #Juniper Enhances #Landscape! #evergreens

      If you are looking for a large, wide evergreen shrub, Table-Top Juniper is the shrub for you! Our Table Top Juniper is about 15 feet wide and 12 feet tall. Here are 4 ways Table Top Juniper enhances your landscape: Table-Top Juniper provides privacy and screening from neighbors Table-Top Juniper creates a […]


#Winter #Red Welcomes the #Holidays! #holidayseason

        Winter Red Welcomes the Holidays! For true gardeners, Winter ushers in a time of rest, recuperation, and planning for Spring. Typically, the Winter landscape is bland and unforgiving. Fortunately, we have discovered a few shrubs that can add color, volume and interest to your Winter landscape. The following shrubs add vivid […]

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4 Reasons to #Grow Burning Bush! #autumn #landscape

It’s Fall in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our Burning Bush leaves are transitioning to red! Here are 4 reasons to grow Burning Bush in your landscape: Burning Bush is very easy to maintain. Just prune once per year to maintain shape. Burning Bush will give you brilliant red leaves in the Fall. […]

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Side Garden (Golden Yarrow) how to garden beginner gardener

6 Steps to Design a #Garden! #gardendesign

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! I have always loved Side Gardens. When I was growing up, my parents had a Side Garden of Irises, Lilies, Roses, and Azaleas. Side Gardens are typically not as visible from inside […]


What #Shrub Sports #Orange #Berries in #Autumn?

  Pyracantha Teton is a thorny shrub that grows upright and dense. Here are 5 reasons to grow Pyracantha Teton in your garden: (1) Pyracantha Teton adds bright orange color to your Fall garden. (2) If you would like to create a natural border, Pyracantha Teton has thorns which discourage animals and humans. (3) Pyracantha […]

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Winter Wonderland! how to garden beginner gardener

#Evergreens Add Structure/Beauty to #Winter #Landscape!

                    When deciduous trees have lost their leaves, what provides beauty and consistency in your Winter landscape? Evergreens! The 20 foot tall evergreen in the background is an Arizona Cypress. It turns a beautiful blue in the Autumn, as you can see in the following photo. […]


Protect #Evergreens – Knock Off Heavy #Snow! #landscape #snowscape

    A fresh blanket of snow has fallen and our evergreens are drooping. Heavy snow can break evergreen branches, so we need to knock off some of the heavy snow. Lo is using a tree loper to knock off the snow.  If you notice evergreens that are bent or crooked, it’s because the homeowner […]

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Gorgeous Side #Garden Stands Up & Greets U! #gardening

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! I have always loved Side Gardens. When I was growing up, my parents had a Side Garden of Irises, Lilies, Roses, and Azaleas. Side Gardens are typically not as visible from inside […]