Plants

30 08, 2013

Plant Bulbs with Deer and Rabbit Resistance

By |2018-02-19T16:01:26-06:00August 30th, 2013|Flowers, General News, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

As autumn nears, it's a good time to think spring. Spring-flowering bulbs can only be planted during the fall. Daffodils are the mainstay of the bulb garden and are reliable performers, while showy Tulips should be replenished each year to keep their impact strong. There are many other spring-flowering bulbs that are not as well [...]

14 03, 2013

Downy Mildew Causing Many To Lose Impatiens

By |2018-02-19T16:01:26-06:00March 14th, 2013|Diseases, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Plants|0 Comments

Last year, we encountered a widespread, extremely destructive disease called Impatiens Downy Mildew, affecting Impatiens walleriana (common impatiens). It is an aggressive and easily spread disease that causes the plant to lose its leaves and eventually die. Some of you may have encountered this at your property last summer. Downy mildew is not easy to detect [...]

16 01, 2013

Case Study: Cottage Garden With Curb Appeal

By |2018-02-19T16:01:27-06:00January 16th, 2013|Case Studies, Flowers, General News, Landscaping, Plants, Retaining Wall, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

Our clients purchased this charming 1920’s Dutch colonial house with plans of making it their own. The existing landscape consisted of a traditional front lawn with overgrown shrubs and a scattering of perennials. Our clients wanted to simplify the maintenance, add curb appeal and create a garden for all to enjoy. After remodeling the home's [...]

17 12, 2012

Plants for a Winter Wonderland

By |2018-02-19T16:01:27-06:00December 17th, 2012|Plants, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

Say goodbye to the dreariness of winter, by installing a fantastic plant (or two!) that will bring plenty of inspiration and interest in your winter garden. Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum, is a low-growing, small deciduous tree with scarlet red fall color and striking cinnamon-colored bark that exfoliates.15-20’h x 10’w. Full sun-part shade. Kousa Dogwood, Cornus [...]

2 11, 2012

Case Study: Restorative Garden at Three Crowns Park

By |2018-02-19T16:01:29-06:00November 2nd, 2012|Case Studies, Flowers, General News, Landscape Lighting, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants, Water Features|0 Comments

Nature’s Perspective recently completed construction of a restorative water garden 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 this year, Ariel Schrodt, a new resident of Three Crowns Park, had a vision of creating a memorial garden for his [...]

30 06, 2011

A Plant You Should Know: Black Lace Elderberry

By |2018-02-19T16:01:29-06:00June 30th, 2011|Flowers, General News, Landscaping, Landscaping for Birds, Plants, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

Looking for a dramatic plant to serve as a focal point in your garden? Think Black. Black Lace Elderberry, that is! Black Lace™ Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’ ppaf) is fairly new to the United States, introduced in 2006. One could easily mistake this plant for an exotic Japanese Maple, given its lacy, finely-cut leaves that are purple-black in color. But unlike a [...]

12 11, 2010

Evergreen Accents

By |2018-02-19T16:01:30-06:00November 12th, 2010|Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

Summer’s splendor has come to an end. The lushness of lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers has faded, but a garden should be showing a quieter side just as beautiful as the previous season. Every garden should have its share of plants that provide interest during Chicago’s long winter season. Evergreens provide winter interest because they hold [...]