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December 04 2019
sea green juniper

Sea Green Juniper

Sea green juniper is a needled evergreen that is easy to grow and maintain. Perhaps best of all, it holds its lush foliage through winter. Many people say it actually gets greener as the days grow colder. Well-drained soil and full sun will get you the best results with this compact shrub. Enjoy year-round green […]

December 04 2019
emerald gold euonymus

Emerald ‘n Gold Euonymus

Don’t fear the name, “wintercreeper”— Emerald ‘n Gold euonymus brings gorgeous ground cover to your winter landscape. It gets its nickname from its stems, which grow roots wherever they touch the ground as the plant spreads. Again, it sounds ominous, but it’s quite the opposite. Emerald ‘n Gold is one of the best plants you’ll […]

November 11 2019

Outdoor Living: Give Thanks Year-Round

Oftentimes, the best memories in life are the simplest—like lounging around on Thanksgiving Day, snacking, sharing stories, and anxiously awaiting the feast. While the holidays are undoubtedly the heart of family time, life is too short to wait for November each year to cherish the people you love. Find quality time year-round by building your backyard into a gathering place.

November 05 2019
know your plants Verigated

Variegated Boxwood

In botany, “variegated” usually means a mix of white and green in the leaves, which is exactly what variegated boxwood brings. The contrast is striking from afar, and fascinating up close, as dark green and cream swirl together. In addition to its year-round color, variegated boxwood also takes well to clipping; you can shape it […]

November 05 2019
gold thread cypress

Gold Thread Cypress

A bright shade of golden-green makes gold thread cypress a surprise standout in the garden. This low- and slow-growing shrub has stringy leaves and a full stature, with year-round interest and longevity. It can take 10-plus years to reach six feet tall. Gold thread cypress must be planted in full sun in order to thrive […]

November 01 2019

Your Guide To Holiday Lighting Installation

For many, driving around various neighborhoods to look at holiday lighting installations is an annual tradition. Some homes become famous for their elaborate displays. Local news stations even devote entire segments to showcasing favorite displays in the community. Creating a holiday display with “wow factor” requires great ideas and a professional landscape designer that can […]

October 04 2019
know your plants RoyalBurgundy

Royal Burgundy Barberry

The majestic name doesn’t disappoint, as Royal Burgundy Barberry brings deep crimson foliage to your garden. Velvety leaves hold their color through summer, darkening in fall before giving way to shiny berries in winter. This shrub is one of the most versatile plants you will find. Plant it around your home’s foundation, along pathways, in […]

October 04 2019
GoshikiOsmanthus

Goshiki Osmanthus

The first time you see Goshiki Osmanthus’ leaves, you will be amazed. Yellow, orange, pink, cream, and white swirl into many pointy edges, creating a unique shape, palette, and texture all at once. The leaves eventually turn green while retaining spots of the other colors. Perhaps better known as Goshiki False Holly, this evergreen shrub […]