Baptisia is one of our favorite plants for the coming season. Commonly known as wild indigo, this plant is native to the United States and it seems like everywhere you look, you can find another variety!
Mountain Ave is a project that wants to be more than a standard yard. The owners love being outside and needed some help with water issues. For me, this is a great design that deals with redefining what a front and back yard can be over what is the kneejerk reaction to what it “should” be. The project was conceived to be phased in with the first big moves to happen in the front of the house. We have finished the first phase – and that’s what this blog is about. Within it is a significant number of helpful elements anyone can use.
The Dandelion is not just another weed. Even though it is often eradicated at all costs, cursed for its stubbornly long taproots, and has a reputation for invasiveness, the benefits of a dandelion are many. They are edible from root to flower, encourage biodiversity, and protect the soil!
Do you want to transform the exterior of your home? But you aren’t sure what to do first? Or you are looking for concrete ways to visualize where to get the biggest bang for your budget? Well, I want to walk you through 3 ways to get the impact you are looking for. In fact, treated with a careful eye, you can refresh the exterior of your house with minimal work. Plus, these tips will help you achieve a more contemporary and modern look without any serious structural changes.
If you are like me, you want to create a garden that feels organized yet natural all at the same time. This is a more contemporary and satisfying way of using plants like flowers and grasses. Naturalistic yards are more sustainable and attractive. However, this is much easier said than done. It has taken me years and years of practice to start getting it right. In that time, I’ve likely planted over 20,000 plants. So to help you achieve the same beautiful look that brings butterflies and hummingbirds into your yard, here are three of the most important lessons I’ve learned to transform your garden!
The goal is to make this blog a resource for helpful tips and sustainable ideas. I create original content that shows projects in progress and the behind-the-scenes of installation. And, I try to have as much fun as I can doing it.