Notes from the Garden

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Plant for That: Shade

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...

Guy Behind the Garden: Kiril Mavrov

Guy Behind the Garden: Kiril Mavrov

People  |  February 5th, 2014

Kiril  Mavrov, Project Manager Joined the Team in September of 2001 On the job: My day starts the day before with prep, planning and communicating, with the involved parties, about the best and...

Places & Spaces: Backyard Escape

Places & Spaces: Backyard Escape

Projects  |  February 3rd, 2014

In contrast to our previous Places & Spaces blog postings of restorative gardens and outdoor wedding venues, today we will focus on the unique and private abode of the Collier family. As with all...

Plant for That: Small Spaces

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...

New Year, New Garden – Same Values

New Year, New Garden – Same Values

News  |  January 25th, 2014

There's an inherent excitement about a New Year; all the hopes, aspirations, and fresh beginnings it initiates. Seed catalogs hit our mailboxes, new plant introductions make the cover of our...

The Wrap on Firs

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

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

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,...

Places & Spaces: Mastercraft Matrimony

Places & Spaces: Mastercraft Matrimony

Projects  |  December 17th, 2013

Just like relationships, landscape architectural designs usually take time to develop, from the first hello all the way to the altar. The keyword here is 'usually'; and there is much about the...

Urban Farming Philanthropy

Urban Farming Philanthropy

News, People  |  December 14th, 2013

Meet Chuck Campbell and an exciting seven-year plus story that has produced some amazing results.  In some form, every man has a hobby, but as you'll see in Chuck's case his passion drove him toward...