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18 03, 2020

Raised Vegetable Gardens For Health & Happy Gardening

By |2020-03-18T13:52:16-05:00March 18th, 2020|Family-friendly, Garden Planning, Rabbit Resistant, Uncategorized, Vegetable gardens|0 Comments

Varying heights of these timber raised planters allow a variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown and accessed easier. The addition of a large bubbling urn creates an elegant focal point. The idea of picking a vine ripe tomato or cutting lettuce for a salad from your own yard is enticing, [...]

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 [...]

23 01, 2020

Save the Date: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

By |2020-03-18T14:04:19-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Events, Family-friendly, Green Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

*** We invite you to watch beautiful, daring, and thought-provoking short films about the environment and the people who passionately care for its inhabitants and resources.  Nature's Perspective is the proud main sponsor of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening right here in Evanston on Saturday, February 28th and on Saturday, March [...]

6 01, 2020

Looking back on 2019

By |2020-01-08T07:38:13-06:00January 6th, 2020|Design Ideas, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 was another busy year of interesting projects for our company. Here are some of the many transformations we accomplished last year, or revisited to see how they've progressed. We recommend first scrolling down to view each project side by side, and then returning to the top and clicking on the first image to [...]

27 09, 2019

H2Whoa: Simple Yet Effective Watering Solutions

By |2019-10-02T09:57:16-05:00September 27th, 2019|Maintenance, Uncategorized, Water Management, Watering|0 Comments

Keeping your garden well irrigated throughout the year is important. Lack of water causes your plants to become stressed, harming their aesthetic qualities and making them more susceptible to disease and pests. Therefore, it’s important to find a solution that will take care of your garden for you, especially if you plan on being [...]

9 10, 2018

Oaktober: The Importance of Oak Trees

By |2018-10-12T16:17:22-05:00October 9th, 2018|Eco-Friendly, Family-friendly, Plants, Things to Do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the 1880s, native oak trees comprised more than 60 percent of the Chicago region’s tree canopy. Today, that number has dwindled to only 5 percent. Sadly, oak trees are not only struggling in Illinois, but worldwide. About one-third of the world’s oaks are threatened with extinction, due to population growth, climate change and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 02, 2018

Six Things We Learned at iLandscape

By |2018-02-19T16:01:19-06:00February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Events, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Lighting, New Plants, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In early February, our office closed for three days as we attended the annual Illinois Landscape Contractor Association's trade show, iLandscape. Informational sessions and a bustling showroom gave each of us fresh ideas on design, construction, professionalism and more. We want to share with you 6 interesting things we learned at iLandscape. 1) New plants [...]