Landscapes Archive

Glen Iris Project – Garden Design

Sometimes our backyard design course of begins with a quick from our shoppers on what they need from their area, we current our options to fulfill these wants, then execute our agreed design in its entirety. Within the case of our Glen Iris mission it ran a bit in a different way. Our design was constructed over 4 phases between 2013 and 2017 to coincide …

A Spring Mix

We plant a great deal of containers in April in celebration of the spring season. The size, depth, and breadth of that planting is knowledgeable and pushed by these supplies obtainable that may tolerate the coolness. Farmed twigs are shipped to us in early spring and late fall. They supply mass, quantity and top to our container preparations at a time when the spring season …

Cinderella

A consumer requested of we’d be capable to mild a pair of London Aircraft bushes that we planted on both facet of her driveway close to the highway – for the winter season. After all I mentioned sure. However I ought to again up. To say that we planted them warrants additional rationalization. I requested Ralph Plummer, proprietor of GP Enterprises, to find, safe and …

The Light Rings

If my reminiscence serves me accurately, it was 7 years in the past that Rob wound strand lighting round a number of classic wagon wheels, and suspended them from the ceiling of the store for the vacations. I doubt they have been on show for per week earlier than the lot of them was bought by an enthusiastic shopper. Over the following a number of …

Survival

A number of weeks in the past my neighborhood in Michigan featured a climate extravaganza of considerably beneath zero temperatures with wind chills approaching -30 levels, adopted promptly by a number of days within the fifties. Astonishing, this. Nature is as extraordinary as it’s unpredictable. Although I’ve noticed and brought word of pure phenomena over a lifetime of seasons, I commonly expertise nature as much …

Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ – Ian Barker Gardens

Awarded ‘Finest New Product’ on the 2011 Australian Enterprise Awards, Daphne ‘Everlasting Perfume’ is a should have plant. Backed by thirty years of analysis and growth ‘Everlasting Perfume’ is the creation of famend plant breeder, Robin White. Overcoming the normal hurdles related to rising Daphne’s, this selection stands above all others with its skill to carry out in full solar in addition to half shade. …

A Belated Valentine

I believe it has been higher than 10 years in the past that Rob purchased a small assortment of outsized kraft paper mache cherubs that had been used for show at a vacation vendor showroom, and had them shipped to the store. He requested me if I used to be . Sure I used to be. The acquisition value was nothing. The delivery was one …

At A Glance: The Library

My final publish concerning the restoration of the paper mache cherubs included the above image.  The cherubs apart, I had quite a few feedback about my library, and requests for extra details about it.  Because the final time I wrote about it was in 2009, I feel it’s advantageous to deal with it once more. I’ve cherished books my total life. My Mother noticed to …

April 2, 2019

What was noteworthy about this previous Tuesday, the second of April? We planted containers and flower beds at 5095 for spring, three weeks sooner than final yr. Our first spring planting. The morning was decidedly chilly, however the afternoon was sunny and heat. I couldn’t have been extra happy or content material to be outdoors planting. It was nice. Nor may I’ve been extra glad …

Upgrade Your Landscape Maintenance with Fine Gardening

It’s not unusual for owners to fall out of affection with their landscaping. Usually, life appears to get in the way in which and doing “yard work” falls by the wayside as different issues seize our time and a spotlight. At finest, some owners fall again on what we name “panorama upkeep” – finishing solely probably the most primary duties essential to preserve wild and …