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Color Your Landscape By Planting A New Tree

Color Your Landscape By Planting A New Tree

This time of year we don’t look for color in the garden, yet it is there. Of course, there is the backdrop color of green from the evergreen boxwoods, laurels, and hollies. Maybe, there is a small bed or containers of pansies soon to flush out. If you...

Trees and Leaves

Trees and Leaves

Whether I’m returning home at the end of the work day or a trip abroad, I love to be welcomed back by the scent of fallen leaves in Autumn.  There is a distinct sweet mustiness that wafts up from the copper colored beech tree leaves in my driveway.   Fallen pecan...

The June Prune

The June Prune

Someone came in the night and rummaged my car for valuables. Left behind in the items on the floor were work gloves, a measuring tape, and hand pruners. Obviously, the robber was not a pruning man.

A Note From Marcia

A Note From Marcia

I love having some of the outdoors indoors, and having a fistful of flowers or a branch or two in a vase is a great way to bring the garden inside in a small and delightful way. The flowers can be what some might consider ordinary, such as pansies in winter, hellebores in early spring, or ubiquitous hydrangeas in summer and fall. When I look out my window, I see so many possibilities for cutting.

Garden Nooks: Places to Dream in the Garden

Garden Nooks: Places to Dream in the Garden

Garden nooks are great places for dreaming. In fact, gardens as a whole, are wonderful places to experience flights of fancy, unlock your childlike sense of wonder, and get curious about the magic of Mother Nature.I'm the kind of person who saves and reads old...

Garden Colors: Inspiration from Mexico

Garden Colors: Inspiration from Mexico

Mexico is all about color, and there is no better place to see an exuberance of garden colors. On my recent visit to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I arrived just in time for the Candelaria. It's the celebration of the end of one lunar cycle and the beginning of the...

5 Ways to Add Garden WOW Factor with Love

This is the perfect time of year to be focused on ways to add garden WOW factor. And this close to Valentine's Day, do it with love! Whether you have an intimate patio garden or courtyard to design, or acres of lush rolling hills to landscape, when you add garden WOW...

10 Fresh Garden Ideas for All Year Enjoyment

January is the perfect time for fresh garden ideas to plan the next phase of your landscape. Take a peek at Pinterest and get inspired by creative concepts, or let your fingers stroll to Instagram and view the tapestry of gardens and landscapes featured there....

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Inspired by Mother Nature

What's your favorite kind of outdoor holiday decorating? As I was driving to an event the other night after dark, I passed one of those homes that was lit up like a firecracker for the holidays. They had lights of every color outlining the house, the shrubs and the...

Garden & Landscape Fall Maintenance Tips

As the weather cools and the trees drop their leaves, the hydrangea blooms once a glorious indigo or sweet pink, now a dusty hue, it's time to implement key garden and landscape fall maintenance tips. This is the time of year when you want to prepare your landscape...

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