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3 02, 2022

Award Winner: Ramped & Revamped Midcentury Ranch

By |2022-02-10T10:08:27-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Awards, Back Yard, Bluestone, Case Studies, Curb Appeal, Design Ideas, Flowers, Front Yard, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On February 3, 2022, our complete landscape renovation of a mid-century home was recognized with a Silver Excellence In Landscape Award in Residential Landscape Construction by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. We are grateful for this recognition and the opportunity to create beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. [...]

3 02, 2022

Award Winner: An Urban Oasis

By |2022-02-10T10:09:00-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Awards, Curb Appeal, Design Ideas, Flowers, Landscaping, Lawn-free, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

On February 3, 2022, our small-scale, lawn-free, and urban landscape design & build was recognized with a Silver Excellence In Landscape Award in Residential Landscape Construction by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. We are grateful for this recognition and the opportunity to create beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. [...]

11 04, 2021

Minor Bulbs: Great Spring Color & Deer/Rabbit Resistance

By |2021-04-14T07:55:19-05:00April 11th, 2021|Bulbs, Flowers, Garden Pests, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

In spring, the 'major bulbs' of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are popular and prominent in gardens everywhere. However, there is a group of much smaller 'minor bulbs' that are worthy of attention as they are reliable and are deer and rabbit resistant. Though diminutive at only 3-6" in height, when planted in abundance, the [...]

13 02, 2020

Save The Date: Free Environmental Fair on March 8th

By |2020-03-16T10:25:29-05:00February 13th, 2020|Eco-Friendly, Events, Flowers, Garden Planning, Green Living, Landscaping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Non-profit environmental organization Go Green Wilmette is having its annual free, family-friendly environmental fair called Going Green Matters on Sunday, March 8th from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the beautiful Michigan Shores Club, located at 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette. The event draws more than 1,400 participants from twenty communities. The fair's theme [...]

11 02, 2019

Outdoor Living Products From 2019 iLandscape

By |2019-02-12T09:21:38-06:00February 11th, 2019|Flowers, Natural Stone, New Plants, New Products, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Perennials|0 Comments

Last week, our office staff in the design and maintenance divisions attended the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association’s annual trade show, iLandscape. We were inspired by new products, from landscaping to hardscaping and everything in-between. Here are some of our favorites. Plants Photos courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers. Plant scientists are continuously cultivating improved [...]

14 08, 2018

Case Study: A Tasteful Throwback

By |2018-08-14T15:06:22-05:00August 14th, 2018|Back Yard, Case Studies, 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 [...]

11 07, 2018

Perennials with Presence

By |2018-07-13T16:22:11-05:00July 11th, 2018|Birds, Butterflies, Curb Appeal, Deer resistant, Design Ideas, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Landscaping, Perennials|0 Comments

With summer in full swing, everything is lush and green outside. How is your garden growing? If it's in need of something that's bolder and more interesting than the ubiquitous hosta or daylily, consider adding a large perennial with presence. These summer beauties stand out not only for their height and their flowers or [...]

3 04, 2018

What’s In Bloom?

By |2018-04-25T17:47:47-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Flowers, Garden Planning, Perennials, Shrubs, Spring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring is here, and our nursery is filling up with blooms and blossoms! Here are some plants that are soon to be in bloom. Ornamental Trees Corneliancherry Dogwood The yellow flowers on Corneliancherry Dogwood (Cornus mas), emerge before the foliage in late March/early April. They bloom in small clusters along the stems making [...]

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 [...]

9 05, 2017

Lovely Lilacs

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00May 9th, 2017|Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Fragrant plants, Outdoor Living, Plants, Shrubs, Spring|0 Comments

If there's one plant that stands out in the spring garden, it's the lilac, with its bold, beautiful flowers and wonderfully fragrant blooms. Lilacs come in a variety of sizes and are easy to care for, which make them a wonderful addition to any spot in your garden with full sun and average soil. We are [...]

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