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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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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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Garden Design With Form & Textures In Mind

The two first aesthetic considerations I have with garden design using plant material are form and texture.  Don’t burden yourself straight off with trying to select specific plants in your compositions. Take an overall view of the space you’re designing, and think in terms of forms or shapes that would achieve the look you envision. […]

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Deciduous Plants And Why You Need Them In Your Landscape Design

Sometimes, just out of curiosity, I’ll ask a design client if they’d like evergreen or deciduous plants in their landscape. The majority of homeowners say evergreen. It seems many people think of deciduous plants as “not as good as evergreens,” perhaps because they lose their leaves in the fall. It isn’t until I explain the […]

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