Pantone’s color of the year has been annually announced for over 20 years. Each year, it gains popularity among the public yet mostly influences Designers of all kinds. We take the color of the year into consideration when it sparks our creativity for new color combinations in the garden.
Your landscaping isn’t created for one season or even one year. A well-designed, stylish landscape isn’t like a trendy new outfit. Landscape design trends 2021.
With Halloween around the corner, let’s talk about creepy plants. Not poisonous-creepy or lethal toxin-creepy, but plants that have a mysterious aesthetic to them. Woody plants Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick, Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ is an ornate looking shrub with twisty branches and wavy crinkled leaves. In early spring around March, its branches drip long, yellow […]
We love to incorporate rock or stonework into the landscape. There are so many varieties in the rocks themselves, and even more variety in the possibilities of using them to your advantage. Stone adds texture and contrast and requires little or no maintenance. Stones can be used for an assortment of purposes both decorative and […]
If you are lucky enough to have beautiful old trees on your property no doubt you are thankful for the shade, but have often longed for a more vibrant garden. It is a common desire that our clients bring to us. Our designers know that an exceptional landscape can be achieved by using different textured and colored […]
It may be difficult to recognize when to replace your landscape plants. The landscape is always growing and changing. We tend to get used to our landscapes and become blind to the subtle changes from year to year. As trees and shrubs grow, they are altering the light, water, and nutrient availability of the rest […]
I think we have all heard the trend pushing to plant native gardens. They are plants that are indigenous to a given area in geologic time. This includes plants that have developed, occur naturally, or existed for many years in an area. Native plants benefit the environment in many ways and contribute to a healthy […]
Gardeners are inherently nurturers. We find satisfaction in giving butterflies and birds homes in our gardens and watching them thrive with the nectar we provide. From large spaces to small, all gardens make a difference in helping the pollinator population. Welcoming pollinators is an imperative step to creating a sustainable environment. In order to attract […]
A well-designed landscape is a feast for the eyes but how does it smell? Research has been done to measure the effect of scents on our physical and emotional state. The findings reinforce the stress-relief claims of aromatherapy products in the marketplace and explain the explosive growth of the scent industry. The Research According to […]
What is better than the first sight of spring color? The answer is: nothing is better than spring after a long Michigan winter. It is exciting to see flowers popping up through snow and ice, a seemingly impossible task for such a delicate-looking bloom. When you are used to seeing fluffy white snow and brown […]