Seasonal Color

16 07, 2021

Hydrangea: Summer’s Sensational Shrub

By |2021-07-20T11:31:10-05:00July 16th, 2021|Easy-Care Plants, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Shrubs|0 Comments

In summer, which is officially from June 17th to September 21st, no other flowering shrub in the landscape brings as much freshness and appeal as the hydrangea. Available in various flower types, colors, and sizes, this unfussy plant is perfect for a garden with a sunny to part shady spot that is moist and [...]

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 [...]

15 02, 2021

Award Winner: Evanston Tudor Revival

By |2021-02-17T11:27:43-06:00February 15th, 2021|Awards, Bluestone, Case Studies, Curb Appeal, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

On February 4, 2021, the following project was recognized with a Gold Excellence In Landscape Award in Residential Landscape Construction by the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association. We are grateful for this recognition and the opportunity to create outdoor living spaces that evolve and improve our clientele's quality of life. [...]

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 |2018-09-07T17:01:07-05:00September 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 |2018-08-14T15:06:22-05:00August 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 [...]

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 [...]

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