Seasonal Color

9 11, 2018

Plants with Winter Interest

By |2018-11-14T07:13:17-06:00November 9th, 2018|Birds, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color, Winter|0 Comments

Winter interest in your garden can be achieved in several ways. Planning requires careful consideration of your gardening space and your goals. When plants enter winter dormancy, evergreens generally retain the same form and color, while with deciduous plants, structural and textural characteristics become their main decorative feature. Grouping these structures and textures can [...]

7 09, 2018

Fall Focus: Spring-Flowering Bulbs

By |2018-09-07T17:01:07-06:00September 7th, 2018|Bulbs, Seasonal Color, Spring|0 Comments

September is a great time to plan for spring-flowering bulbs in your garden, as they are best installed in late October. Part of the fun in planning spring bulbs is the anticipation through winter and the delight when they finally emerge. Here are tips on planning spring-flowering bulbs in your garden and more [...]

14 08, 2018

Case Study: A Tasteful Throwback

By |2018-08-14T15:06:22-06:00August 14th, 2018|Back Yard, Case Study, Family-friendly, Flowers, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our clients, a busy couple who reside in a unique historic home, wished to reclaim their garden, which had become overgrown. They envisioned a private outdoor space with beautiful views for relaxing and dining outdoors, gathering around a fire, raising vegetables and potting flowers. The home was originally built in 1894 as a gardener's [...]

12 01, 2018

Plants with Winter Interest

By |2018-02-19T16:01:19-06:00January 12th, 2018|Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color, Winter|0 Comments

The freezing temperatures over the holidays have kept many indoors, but as the temperatures rise a bit, we encourage you to step outside and spot some plants with winter interest. If your garden could use some, consider the following selections with plenty to offer. ORNAMENTAL TREES Renaissance Reflection Paper Birch. Image credit: Rotary Botanic [...]

14 09, 2017

Fall-Planted, Spring-Flowering Bulbs

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00September 14th, 2017|Bulbs, Flowers, Garden Planning, Seasonal Color, Spring|0 Comments

Planted in fall, spring-flowering bulbs are one of the most effective ways to bring the flowering season of your garden earlier into the spring. They look great in small groups mixed with perennials or shrubs, as well as in dedicated areas planted in large groups. Many of the bulbs we plant are resistant to deer and [...]

15 09, 2016

It’s Time to Order Spring-Flowering Bulbs

By |2018-02-19T16:01:21-06:00September 15th, 2016|Curb Appeal, Garden Planning, General News, Landscaping, Seasonal Color, Spring|0 Comments

Tulips are available in a wide variety of colors. This past spring, if you noticed some areas in your garden that could have used some color and cheerfulness, now is the time to do something about it. Fall is the best time to plan and plant for spring-flowering bulbs. Our convenient bulb service delivers, arranges [...]

15 09, 2016

A Plant You Should Know- Beautyberry

By |2018-02-19T16:01:21-06:00September 15th, 2016|Autumn, Birds, Easy-Care Plants, Fall, Landscaping for Birds, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

Here's a late bloomer that is well worth the wait. Spring and summer fly by, and this seemingly plain shrub looks like it wants to hide in the garden unnoticed. But when summer ends, watch out. Early Amethyst Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst') is about to take center stage. Why do we love this plant? For one, it's low [...]

11 08, 2015

Day Trips: Local Gardens Worth Visiting

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00August 11th, 2015|Children's garden, Flowers, Japanese garden, Seasonal Color, Things to Do|0 Comments

There is no time like the present to visit local garden gems. Large and small, these gardens offer beautiful backdrops for portrait taking, personal enjoyment and respite from life’s hustle and bustle. Please enjoy this list of our favorite local gardens to visit, all within a day’s drive of Chicagoland. We highlight gardens that are [...]

13 05, 2015

A Plant You Should Know: Deutzia

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00May 13th, 2015|Flowers, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Shrubs, Spring|0 Comments

This time of year, big box nurseries often offer a lot of what’s most popular: lilacs, forsythias, azaleas. Why not "think outside the box" and use Deutzia, a small, carefree shrub that bears pretty spring flowers on arching stems, settles to a neat, rounded appearance in summer and ends the season with lovely burgundy colored [...]