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August 13, 2015

Mid August Landscape Planning

It’s early to mid-August and while the calendar points toward cooler weather on the horizon, it still seems like there’s a lot of summer left. However, every year I’m rather shocked at how quickly these last few “growing season” months and weeks pass. It seems like there’s more than enough time to plan and execute those fall landscape projects that […]
June 30, 2015
Digging up Oenothera for transplanting elsewher

Rebalancing your Plant Portfolio

I’ve noted before that a basic principle of natural landscaping is to allow plants to move around, filling in gaps and finding their preferred niche. It never ceases to amaze me how sensitive some plants are to very small changes in habitat conditions and how they will seek their preferred location if allowed. Likewise few plants read the books and […]
July 24, 2014

Butterfly Musings – Are numbers down this year?

I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong, but it sure seems that the number of butterflies on my property and elsewhere in my local travels are down this year. Having one’s own meadow allows for frequent and regular observation of all things meadow related. In my case I not only observe the plant life as it progresses through the […]
July 25, 2012

“Onesies”, Uncommon plants, and Rare Visiting Butterflies

For those of us who have studied design, there are various principals that are often adhered to in order to create “good” designs. Several of these principals lead many landscape designers to avoid single instances of plants (“Onesies”) and the use of uncommon plants. And for valid reasons at times – a single instance of a given plant can lack […]
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