Notes from the Garden

We’ve been creating outdoor spaces for more than 30 years, and our team has years of experience and knowledge they can’t wait to share with you.


Sayonara Summer Staff

Sayonara Summer Staff

People  |  August 22nd, 2016

The college crew of Purple Polos are peacing out and heading back to school. We’ve had some hard working students with us this summer but now it’s time to say goodbye for the season. Thanks for...

Nebraska Sense of Place: Water Features

Nebraska Sense of Place: Water Features

Education  |  August 4th, 2016

While you won’t commonly find the Great Plains style showcased on the front cover of Home and Garden magazine, this is our home and there is plenty of natural beauty to admire. At Kinghorn Gardens...

Right Plant, Right Place: Calamintha

Right Plant, Right Place: Calamintha

Education  |  July 25th, 2016

One of the key components of landscape design, and something that separates the regular Joe from the professional designer, is the art and science of selecting the right plant for the right place....

The Shoppes at Southport: Off-Beat Commercial Landscape Install

The Shoppes at Southport: Off-Beat Commercial Landscape Install

News, Projects  |  July 20th, 2016

Our install crew brought these off-beat commercial landscape design sketches to life at the Shoppes at Southport in LaVista this June. Though the shopping center has yet to fill with the hustle...

Slice of Scotland: Part 1 Design

Slice of Scotland: Part 1 Design

Projects  |  July 14th, 2016

When you travel abroad it’s almost a given that you’ll bring a little bit of your destination home with you. Whether that’s pebbles from the banks of the Nile River, snow globes from the Alps,...

Questions You Should Ask Before Planting a Tree

Questions You Should Ask Before Planting a Tree

Education  |  July 1st, 2016

Before planting a tree it’s a good idea to both interrogate the site, and yourself, to make sure you end up with the right plant in the right place. Work through these four questions and get...

Container Gardening Facts & Fiction

Container Gardening Facts & Fiction

Education  |  June 27th, 2016

The art of container gardening is sometimes shrouded in clouds of mystery, myths and far too many tropicals. Instead of simply "keeping up with the Jones" and splashing as much color as possible into...

Purple Polo Summer Interns

Purple Polo Summer Interns

People  |  June 24th, 2016

Clearly in the horticulture and landscape business we like to help things grow so this summer at Kinghorn Gardens we are growing up the next generation of horticultural professionals! On staff we...

Suburban Perennial Meadow Designer Q&A

Suburban Perennial Meadow Designer Q&A

Projects  |  June 15th, 2016

Catch up on the latest with the Purple Polos with a quick Q&A with landscape designer Nate Huse and a newly installed Suburban Perennial Meadow. Q: What was the client looking for in this...

Bryan Kinghorn’s Take on EAB

Bryan Kinghorn’s Take on EAB

Education, News  |  June 14th, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer has been receiving a lot of press lately and the threat that it poses to the ash tree population in Nebraska now that it has been confirmed in Omaha. EAB specifically feeds on ash...