Category Archives: It ain’t garden science

Perfect Harmony

I define “perfect harmony” in the landscape as such: when plant materials accent, compliment and feed into the architecture and character of the house. I found “perfect harmony” this weekend when I traveled up to Stillwater, MN.  The Victorian, slightly traditional facade of … Continue reading

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So you say you want a path….to where?

Yearly I’ll have customers request pathways during our design consultation. “Where do you want the path?” I’ll ask. “From the deck to the patio.” they’ll say. or “Oh…from the frontyard to the backyard”. “Really? Do you walk this way quite a … Continue reading

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Armeria…from the bloom to the grass tuff

The Armeria packed a hellova punch this year. This year the flowers lasted at least a month!  Couldn’t believe it!  There are a couple different varieties of Armeria but they are a great addition to any bed edge border. But once the … Continue reading

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I can be lazy too

Admittingly I can be lazy.  Lazy in the sense of garden grunting.  Last year when I worked to remove all the grass along the foundation for our planting beds….I failed to install the mulch in a timely manner.  And this … Continue reading

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Follow up to my Home Depot boycott

I thought it best that I actually explain to you what a “good” tree should look like so that you would have the knowledge to shop responsibly, regardless of where that may be.  This is a follow up to my … Continue reading

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Boycott Home Depot~Take 2

I was really hot yesterday about Home Depot’s genius decision to start stocking trees and small shrubs.  I could barely communicate to you the blatant fact that the quality of their trees was almost laughable….in the sense of  ”I just can’t believe … Continue reading

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The BOX STORE’S race for spring

I had to scrape my jaw off the pavement when I saw Home Depot’s spring stock lined up along their store front today. HELLO! It’s still March!  If you’re from Iowa or have at least lived here a year or … Continue reading

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Garden Gruntin’

I’m not sure how you garden, but I grunt a lot.  Not because the load is heavy, or I’m having a hard time getting down in the dirt (although that sometimes is the case), my grunts generally come subconsciously while … Continue reading

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