Stop! What you NEED to know before planting that tree

2017-08-23T11:31:14+00:00 By |How To, Plants|

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

– Chinese Proverb

So you want to plant a tree, eh?

Well I’m super psyched about that!  We definitely need more trees.  And the sooner you plant them, the more you get to enjoy them.  

But I want us to go through some tree planning and planting basics to make […]

Five Vegetables for your Front Yard

2017-08-16T09:47:30+00:00 By |Edible, Plants|

I’m all about breaking barriers between the vegetable garden and the landscape.  With these suggestions, you can start this transition too.  And your neighbors will be impressed.

1- Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Spring asparagus shoots are attractive and delicious

Asparagus foliage is beautiful in midsummer

This herbaceous perennial forms a great textured backdrop to your ornamental beds.  The tender shoots arrive in spring, but be sure […]

The Top 3 Reasons your Tree is Dying

2017-07-26T13:37:20+00:00 By |Plants|

When it comes to growing trees, you would think it’s so simple.  You plant it in the ground, give it some water, give it some more water, let it grow, then enjoy.  Right???  So why does your beautiful tree have disease problems?  Why is your tree dying?

Let’s get out our detective hat and figure out what’s going on with your tree!

Reason # 1: Planting too deep

The absolute most common […]

5 Trees That Look So Good You’ll Eat Them

2017-06-14T13:25:01+00:00 By |Design, Edible, Plants|

Edible Attractive Trees for Your Landscape

Man, I love me some pie.  That’s right.  Apple pie, banana pie, cherry pie, lemon merengue pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, you name it.

 

Yeah, so what gives?

As it turns out, most pies are made from some edible plant.  And most of them come from a tree fruit.

 

Who doesn’t love edibles?  Go to a supermarket and look for the space that seems most ‘alive.’  Odds are, you’ll end up in the […]