Category Archives: Landscape

Beautiful & Tasty Herbs for your Garden

 by Kate Wilson Yes! You can have hardy, long bloom-time, even steppable, draught-tolerant perennials… that you can eat!  Indeed, many have made even my mediocre home-cooked meals taste decent! We’re talking efficiency here, folks. Not just planting with a purpose, but … Continue reading

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Plant bio: Deutzia

by Kate Wilson Deutzia gracilis is a small growing shrub (2’-5’ tall and wide), native to Japan, that is tolerant of clay soils – which we know all too well about here in Ohio. The largest I’ve ever seen it here … Continue reading

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Easy Care Fruit Trees and Shrubs

by Kate Wilson There’s something romantic in the idea of walking out into your yard and picking an apple off of your own tree and taking a big juice bite out of it! This notion becomes even more intense once … Continue reading

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Old Shrubs, New Uses

 by Kate Wilson It always amazes me how preferred landscaping styles can inspire such controversy. And I’m not here to condone one way or the other; but rather to encourage and hopefully inspire. Whatever your preference, own it. If you … Continue reading

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Finding Winter Inspiration

 by Kate Wilson During these grey days of winter, I’m often day dreaming about my garden. Taking mental notes of what worked well last year and usually more importantly, what didn’t work so well. Where to extend my bed lines, … Continue reading

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Planting bulbs in the Fall for Spring rewards

 by Kate Wilson As a mother of two young children, planning ahead and following through as planned is a sweet rarity. There are always well meaning intentions to do more, get more done whether around the house or being more … Continue reading

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Fall Clean Up-The List

 by Kate Wilson Fall is a great time to plant – it gives your plants a jump start on getting some roots established. And there is the added bonus that trees, shrubs and perennials are on sale in the Fall! … Continue reading

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Temptations of March (early April!): 4 Garden Tasks You Should Be Doing Now

 by Kate Wilson, Landscape Designer  Spring has been toying with us, with these unusually sunny days – sometimes warm and sometimes barely above freezing. It’s tempting to get outside and to get planting, splitting perennials and transplanting – maybe even … Continue reading

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Why Design Matters

by Kate Wilson Some believe that your yard is a reflection of yourself. And I do like the metaphor…our landscapes are always changing, not just with the seasons but slowly growing and maturing with time. And hopefully we are too. … Continue reading

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3 Key Factors to Achieving a Low-Maintenance Landscape

 by Kate Wilson Haha! Now that I’ve roped you in with the hot term LOW MAINTENANCE, let’s get on the same page. Low maintenance in no way equals NO maintenance. For those who are less enthusiastic about working in their … Continue reading

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