Education | Kinghorn Gardens - Part 5


5 Essentials to the Perfect Outdoor Grad Party

Education, News  |  May 20th, 2015

Ahh graduation season, where every Saturday you drive from house to house, eating cake here and fried chicken there, handing out cards you bought in bulk with cash for "textbooks" inside. All the...

Backyard Book Recommendations

Education  |  May 18th, 2015

As the new owner of a camping hammock - the kind that seem to be made of parachute material, roll up to the size of a grapefruit, and can be hung up in 17 seconds flat between any two random trees...

5 Selling Features of Solomon’s Seal

Education  |  May 12th, 2015

Sometimes plants are just plain awesome. Solomon's Seal or Polygonatum ordoratum var. plunflorum 'Variegatum' is one of those plants. Here's why: 1. Solomon's Seal colonizes - Plant a few and grow...

Signature Tree: Acer saccharum ‘Autumn Fest’

Education  |  May 5th, 2015

Acer saccharum 'Autumn Fest' // 'Autumn Fest' Maple Shape: Upright oval Height: 50' Trunk: Strong upright with good central leader Leaf: Dark green Fall Color: Orange-red to red Signature...

Tiny Spring Details

Education, News  |  April 30th, 2015

Don't be fooled into thinking bulbs and blooms are the only thing spring has to offer. Train yourself to be a true nature aficionado, admiring even the tiniest victories of spring. Instead of...

6 Things to Consider when Selecting a Tree

Education  |  April 23rd, 2015

1. The Purpose You may find yourself staring at an empty space in the yard and think “oh we need a tree here,” but what problem are you actually trying to solve? Do you really just need a tree? A...

The Scoop on Leaf Compost

Education  |  April 15th, 2015

What is it? Leaf compost is a mulch alternative or supplement made up of decomposed leaves. Why use it? Mulching your garden with leaf compost mimics the natural ecological system of a leaf-covered...

4 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Your Spring Garden

Education, News  |  April 9th, 2015

1. Over Mulching You think you’re freshening up your garden for the season ahead but if you’re like most people you actually end up drowning your poor plants in a bark ocean. Don’t worry it’s...

Signature Tree: Acer tataricum ‘Rugged Charm’

Education  |  April 6th, 2015

Acer tataricum ' Rugged Charm' // 'Rugged Charm' Maple Shape: Compact upright oval Height: 28' Spread: 15' Trunk: Single stemmed Leaf: Medium green with a strong texture Flower: White...

The Bark of Elmwood Park: Part 3

Education, News  |  March 26th, 2015

With the seasonal change in motion it may be easy to forget the more muted details of nature's wonder; let this final showcase of bark art be a reminder to look in all places to find beauty this...