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DIY Outdoor Planter Box – Cape Cod Style Planter

DIY-PlanterBox

We designed this outdoor planter with traditional and classic detailing in mind. It would be a great addition for your porch, deck, or patio. Cape Cod Style Planter Box We call this planter box the “Cape Cod” because it reflects the architectural style of the north east sea coast. Our aim was to give it […]

Tips For a Cut Flower Garden

Peonies

Make a cut flower garden one of your gardens for your yard. Place a cheery bouquet from the garden on the kitchen counter and watch how it changes the mood of the room.   What could be better than a constant stream of colorful fresh cut flowers, adding a bit of color and texture, throughout […]

Screening with Plants

This evergreen taxus hedge provides screening from the street, adding a degree of privacy to the front yard. The use of this plant selection combined with the masonry stone column creates a very architectural feature for the entry drive.

Evergreens and other plants can be used to create various screening effects for privacy in the yard. Use the plant’s characteristics of leaf size and branching to screen views. Plants are probably the most flexible to use for screening. There is no need for wood posts or masonry columns, footings, gravel bases, or even perhaps […]

How Plants Are Named

Serviceberry

Common names of plants may be familiar but not their scientific name. Scientific names keep order of every living thing from the dinosaur to a flower. It’s good for homeowners to know the exact name of the landscape or garden plants they install in case they should ever need to buy more. Remember high school […]

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