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Don’t Let Your Hardscapes Be Devoured

Have you ever removed overgrown plantings and gained back valuable space on a driveway or patio?  Or maybe you cleared a walkway so that two people can now walk side by side instead of single file. These overgrown hardscapes are quite common with 25 year old plantings.  But when this happens on newer landscapes something is seriously […]

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How To Prune Gold Coast Juniper

This Gold Coast Juniper is planted a bit close to the walkway, but for a reason.  The walkway traverses along the precipice of a steep slope.  There isn’t much room near the path to plant and we wanted a dense planting to discourage people from going near the slope’s drop-off. Gold Coast Juniper is a […]

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Blue Holly – Tough & Beautiful

Meserve Hybrid Hollies This is a group of hybridized hollies.  They were developed by “crossing” other holly types to produce cold-hardy plants with beautiful foliage – 2 noble goals. The term blue holly represents several hollies within the Meserve Holly group.  I do have my favorites, but each one has its own beauty especially when […]

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Make Your Planting Design Simple And Practical

This simple planting design covers a number of key considerations when planning a landscape. What is the main purpose of the planting design? How much and what “level” of care will be given to this landscape? How will the gardens look throughout the year? What’s the purpose for this planting design? Sometimes there is an […]

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