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.


The Netherlands or Nebraska?

The Netherlands or Nebraska?

News, Projects  |  May 17th, 2018

After taking one step into this spring garden and I didn't feel like I was in Nebraska anymore, but like I had been swept far away, to the Netherlands perhaps. While tulips didn't originate in...

A Day in the Life: Seasonal Color

A Day in the Life: Seasonal Color

News, People  |  May 1st, 2018

Ever wonder what a typical day is like for our Seasonal Color Team? We spoke with Sarah Riedler, seasonal color supervisor, and Jen Thiele, seasonal color coordinator, to learn more about how their...

Be Moderate with Our Mulch

Be Moderate with Our Mulch

Education, News  |  April 16th, 2018

We are entering the very beginning of our growing season. Spring has been slow to unfold and currently, soil temperatures are cool. While we all enjoy a fresh topdressing of mulch, it is...

11 Exciting Plant Combinations for Your Garden

11 Exciting Plant Combinations for Your Garden

Education, News  |  March 8th, 2018

Your landscape should be more than a collection of plants, it should be an exciting place to make memories with loved ones that also captivates the senses with every new season. Here are just a few...

5 Places in Omaha to Visit to Get Rid of Your Winter Blues

5 Places in Omaha to Visit to Get Rid of Your Winter Blues

News  |  March 7th, 2018

The winter months begin to get dull this time of year. We begin to crave spending more time outside in the sunshine with green plants around us. Here are a few places you can visit to tide you...

Ditch the Hibiscus

Ditch the Hibiscus

Education, News  |  January 30th, 2018

Our seasonal color team is growing new ideas. This year we want to plant combinations that surprise and delight using more purposeful plants. We like to use hardy plants rather than tropical...

A Few of Our Favorite Shade-makers

A Few of Our Favorite Shade-makers

News, People  |  January 19th, 2018

Shade-makers provide protection, give refuge from the elements, and create a sense of place. Here are just a few of our favorites. A Forest Canopy The temperature is so much cooler as soon as...

A Few of Our Favorite Books

A Few of Our Favorite Books

People  |  January 4th, 2018

  With the shorter days and colder weather, cozy up to a good book and a warm beverage. Here are a few of our favorites...   My favorite book is the Jungle Book by Rudyard...

Instagram Year in Review – 2017

Instagram Year in Review – 2017

News  |  December 21st, 2017

Taking a look back on all of the wonderful gardens and projects the Purple Polos were a part of in 2017. See our top Instagram snapshots from each month below. Follow us on Instagram if...

Christmas – A Necessary Season

Christmas – A Necessary Season

News  |  December 21st, 2017

Throughout the year, we spend our days working in partnership with living systems and natural relationships. In the seasons ahead, it's our desire to become even more compatible participants in...