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How To Prune Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea is a beautiful and useful climber, but it can get crazy on you if you let it. It is deciduous, but considered a 4 season plant mainly because: It has lush dark green leaves. It flowers white in early summer. It has bright yellow fall color and cinnamon colored exfoliating bark. As you […]

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Climbing Plants On Plaster Walls

It’s not unusual to come across an expanse of  plaster wall by an outdoor living area.  In the picture below, this patio space is adjacent to the finished basement of this home.  The homeowner wants this secondary patio to be as “inviting” as the main patio area, which is off the first floor. Decorative Options […]

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Creative With Climbers

Disguising A Utility Pole Although there are quite a few communities that do not have utility poles, I still think of them as a common issue (and challenge) in the landscape.  Utility companies are not being design conscious when they place them – they can’t be.  It’s a matter of support for their wires and […]

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Separating a Front and Back Yard Landscape

No doubt you’ve heard the landscape design term “outdoor room”.  It really is an appropriate term and conveys exactly how we should plan our landscapes. After all, each area of the yard should have a purpose just like the rooms in your house. The front yard establishes a setting for the home.  It helps to […]

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