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Sunday, November 15, 2009


I used to have a life... Now I just have money.


It's so nice to sit, eat and watch other people break a sweat and feel like I did something.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ground covers around stone steps

I love stone steppers, but finding a ground cover that legitimately grows between 'foot trafficked' stones can be difficult. Here is one I love, Rubus. If you have a decently moist and partial shade area, Rubus will follow the soil between and looks great!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Variagated tree

It's not usual to see a variated tree of this size. This is a variagated tulip tree, tulipifera I believe. They have nice large blooms, but they get the name from the tulip shaped leaf. I'm not sure if this photo is going to show up well, but this one is close to 30' tall, still in the box.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Girdled trees

When you're buying nursery trees, there are many things you have to look for aside from the basic aesthetics. One of the most common root health issues for boxed trees is when the nursery doesn't move the trees into a larger box soon enough and the roots begin curling around each other called root girdle. Here is a picture showing signs of root girdle. Sometimes it's less obvious than this and you need to pull the dirt away a little to check. This will stunt the trees growth and lifespan. There are root cutting methods to try and salvage a tree in this state, but most of the time the tree will not fully recover.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Taste the rainbow

Can you believe this bright yellow was bright green just 2 weeks ago and it will be bright red in about 4 months? Euonymus fortunii is a seriously colorful shrub if you're needing year round interest. It can handle heat and cold as well.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What is this Dr. Suess Looking Plant?

What is this? Can anyone identify this funky succulent? I found it at a client's house on their hillside next to a rose garden. (I know, they obviously don't go together).

Anyway, it's the only one I've seen. Let us here your knowledge!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Simple and impacting

Who needs an expensive sculpture when you have a $100 pot and a $75 Chrondipetalum? (I'd better check my spelling on that plant).

Living focal pieces can be as memorable as water features if you pick a plant with foliage that moves with the wind. Keep in mind you background and work to compliment or contrast in color.