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In this blog we share some of the cool plants, materials, and ideas we encounter every day. We also welcome your comments and questions! Click on the title of any post to see the full post and add your comments or questions.

Planting a Vegetable Garden this Spring

…and bunny-proofing it too! Have you noticed your bulbs have been eaten by these long-eared critters and are not quite sure how to deal with them? You might want to consider raised garden beds (like these) for your vegetables and flowers. Let us know if you’re interested and we can install it. This photo above is from GardensToGro and would cost (+/- $900) to furnish and install (including fresh topsoil from a local farm).

Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day (April 29th)


‘Appalachian Spring’ Dogwood is a native ornamental tree that was found growing wild at the Camp David Presidential Retreat on Catoctin Mountain in Maryland where it exhibited strong resistance to anthracnose, a disease that has devastated the dogwood population. It grows 15 to 20 ft. in height and spread.


Photo credit: Dr. Alan Windham, UT Plant Pathologist

Sure Sign of Spring

View the most patriotic nest in the United States through a live cam, high up in a Tulip Poplar at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington D.C. The parents (named “Mr. President” and “The First Lady”) are the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947. The babies hatched on March 18th and March 20th:

Look for us in Sunday Globe Magazine this weekend

Sunday Globe Magazine is featuring one of our recent projects in “A Weston family’s home has a farmlike feel…”. It was a fun project to build – we loved the chicken coop and the Argentine grill.

The Effects of Last Weekend’s Freeze on your Garden Plants

Will My Hydrangeas Bloom This Spring?   This winter has been milder than average but this past Valentine’s Day weekend we experienced some of the coldest temperatures in nearly 60 years, air max pas cher pour femme with a low of -10°F. nike air max 2016 dames We’ve all grown accustomed to milder winter temperatures and because of that have broadened our plant pallet to include marginally hardy (zone 6) plants. asics pas cher Last weekend’s arctic blast was a zone 5 freeze and will most likely have caused significant plant dieback. Soldes Asics 2017 We’ll be hard-pruning many plants this spring and may need to replace others.

Why Aren’t My Endless Summer Hydrangeas Blooming? It’s summer!

By now you’re probably noticing very few blooms if any on your Endless Summer Hydrangeas. chaussures nike tn requin This post by explains it perfectly. nike pas cher Thanks from

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Protect Your Plants This Winter

The lack of rain this fall has significantly depleted evergreen plant reserves of moisture which they need, to get them through the winter months. We can protect them with an anti-transpirant spray which will help prevent them from losing any additional water. Let us know if you’d like to be added to our spray list.

First Frost Forecast

If you haven’t already done so, this is a reminder to bring your houseplants in before Saturday night – the forecast is calling for frost. It’s been such a great summer – sorry to see it end.

Outdoor Living Area

Recently completed outdoor living area including fireplace with comfortable seating. Kitchen and grilling area including Argentine grill on one side and bar on the other. Chicken coop and raised vegetable garden on the backside of stone walls.

Design by: Horiuchi Solien Landscape Architects
Photos by: Rosemary Fletcher Photography

Outdoor Living Area

Outdoor Fireplace

Stone Wall and Chicken Coop

Outdoor Sink

Path to Wood Box