Category Archives: Landscape

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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Deer Control?

Written by Kate Wilson The most popular room in our house is the screen porch, despite its small and somewhat awkward size. Even on cold winter days, if the sun is out, we’re out on the porch. It happens to be … Continue reading

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Top Five Summer-Blooming Native Perennials

by Kate Wilson What an unusual summer we’re having, with our rainy June and now a rainy July! Although it hasn’t been the best for my basement, my summer flowers (and weeds) are crazy lush and starting to bloom all over the place. … Continue reading

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Spring Snow

by Kate Wilson I like living in Ohio and having four seasons. There is of course good and bad – the random weather changes for example.  Keeping us on our toes and remind us that we, as humans, cannot control … Continue reading

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Five Native Spring-Flowering Trees

by Kate Wilson Not sure what all the native plant hype is about? That’s okay. I’ll let you in on it: besides the whole ecological, good steward of the landscape angle it also makes good practical sense. Native plants are … Continue reading

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