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How Sweet It Is: A Beekeeping Update

By | September 14th, 2017|Beekeeping, Eco-Friendly, Green Living|

After the devastating loss of our first beehive at the end of 2016, we decided to double down and establish two hives on our property at 2000 Greenleaf Street. Last year, the city of Evanston passed an ordinance requiring anyone intending to keep bees to get written approval from any adjacent property owner. Luckily, the [...]

Save the Date: Evanston Green Ball is on May 20th

By | May 10th, 2017|Eco-Friendly, Events, Things to Do|

Here's a worthwhile event that's all the buzz in Evanston: the 6th Annual Evanston Green Ball will be held at the Levy Center, located at 300 Dodge Avenue, on Saturday, May 20th from 7-10:30 p.m. The Green Ball is Evanston’s biggest bash of the year, where attendees will enjoy a natural setting with live trees and plants courtesy [...]

Save the Date: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on February 10th and 24th

By | January 17th, 2017|Eco-Friendly, General News, Special Event, Things to Do|

We invite you to attend the largest film festival in the country promoting a wild and scenic world. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Evanston Ecology Center on February 10 and 24 at 7 PM. Begun in 2003, Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by the South Yuba River [...]

Create A Certified Wildlife Habitat in Your Garden

By | January 17th, 2017|Back Yard, Birds, Butterflies, Eco-Friendly, Landscaping for Birds, Native Plants|

We all love feeling a connection to nature and wildlife when we visit nearby parks and forest preserves. Have you ever thought about bringing that feeling home? There are many things you can do in your own yard to create a garden that attracts wildlife, regardless of how much space you have. You don’t need [...]

Beekeeping Basics

By | May 9th, 2016|Eco-Friendly, General News, Green Living, Pollinators|

Beekeeping attire is not only fashionable, but also functional, as Nick can attest. Photo credit: Ian Shepstone. Spring is definitely here at our nursery, and things are buzzing with excitement…literally! This spring, Nature’s Perspective Landscaping is proud to welcome 10,000 new friends to our company. This past Saturday, we established our first-ever beehive [...]

Case Study: Revisiting Three Crowns Park

By | March 8th, 2016|Case Study, Easy-Care Plants, Eco-Friendly, Outdoor settings|

The restorative garden at Three Crowns Park. Photo taken May 2015. Since 2012, Nature’s Perspective has been developing a restorative garden and waterfall at Three Crowns Park, a senior community in northwest Evanston that has served its residents for over a century. Origins In the early spring of 2012, Ariel Schrodt, a new [...]

Save the Date: Sunday, March 13

By | February 5th, 2016|Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Special Event, Things to Do|

Photo credit: Go Green Wilmette. Looking for ways for you and your family to live sustainably? We invite you to attend the 10th annual Going Green Matter Environmental Fair on Sunday, March 13 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue in Wilmette. Organized by non-profit organization Go Green Wilmette, this admission-free event [...]

Case Study: Renewed Landscape for Century-Old Manufacturer

By | July 13th, 2015|Curb Appeal, Easy-Care Plants, Eco-Friendly, Flowers, Front Yard, General News, Industrial, Paving and Hardscaping|

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies is a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants. The company, founded in 1914 and based in Evanston since 1919, is considered an industry innovator, a steward for the environment and an exemplary neighbor in the West End Industrial District. CEO Jeff Jeffery, the great-grandson of founder William Oats Jeffery, contacted Nature's Perspective [...]

It’s National Pollinator Week

By | June 16th, 2015|Back Yard, Eco-Friendly, Green Living, Landscaping for Birds, Pollinators|

This week, June 15-21, 2015, is National Pollinator Week, and we thank the contributions of bees, birds, butterflies and bats-- small creatures that play a big yet overlooked role in producing an astounding variety of vegetable and fruit crops that sustain the world. The USDA says pollinators "help to produce crops like apples, blueberries, strawberries, melons, peaches, potatoes, [...]

Perennials for the Pollinator Garden

By | May 12th, 2015|Easy-Care Plants, Eco-Friendly, Flowers|

Spring is an ideal time to plan and install herbaceous perennial plants. Many 1-gallon size perennials will provide a great flower display in the first year. Perennials provide a source of nectar and habitat for pollinators after spring flowers on trees and shrubs have passed. News of our wild pollinators dropping in number in recent [...]