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Plant for That: Protection

Education  |  February 20th, 2014

Pockets of Protection & Places of Refuge Historically, gardens were designated places of refuge and sanctuary; a place for respite and retreat from the onslaught of marauders. Typically, they...

Plant for That: Erosion Control

Education  |  February 13th, 2014

We asked, you voted, here it is! Who'd have thunk it that Plant for That: Erosion Control would take 1st place, so without further delay here are 3 selections to consider: Sorbaria sorbifolia - Ash...

Romantic, Bleeding Botanicals

Education  |  February 11th, 2014

With February 14th just days away, love is in the air… or soil for us plant people. Love-lies-bleeding, Bleeding hearts, and Love-in-a-Mist sound like cheesy song titles on a breakup mix CD but are...

Plant for That: Shade

Education  |  February 6th, 2014

Shade can be one of the most sought out attributes of a garden.  Of course we have our collection of "stand-by" plants for shady conditions, but lets explore some options and expand the list a bit...

Plant for That: Small Spaces

Education  |  January 30th, 2014

Small Spaces can be advantageous when it comes to gardening. Done well, they can seem bigger then they actually are, be more intimate at the right moment, or more accessible when a quick nature break...

The Wrap on Firs

Education  |  January 13th, 2014

We continue the conversation on Conifers with this week's focus on Firs. The compelling reasons for all this dialogue to take place on evergreens in our landscape are two-fold: 1. Diversification:...

Evergreens: Part 2 – A Spruce Synopsis

Education  |  January 3rd, 2014

Against the rigors of winter, evergreens lift our spirits, shelter our feathered friends, and sustain life amidst the wind and snow.  Part Two of our Evergreen Analysis focuses in on the Spruce or...

Evergreens: Part 1 – A Pine Perspective

Education  |  December 26th, 2013

Some of our most impressive plants within our city parks are the towering pines that reach skyward. We raise our heads in admiration of their structural beauty and distinctive forms. Historically,...

Working with Winter

Education, News  |  December 6th, 2013

If a black and white photo of your garden appeared on your kitchen table what impression would it leave? Knowing that winter in the Great Plains occupies a significant number of days, such...

Structural Beauty

Education  |  November 27th, 2013

We often times forget that fall is still in season well into December. Once Thanksgiving arrives we seldom take the opportunity to explore our natural surroundings. Yes we admit, it is a more muted...