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Ornamental Grasses Add Height, Texture and Drama

Ornamental grasses are like a favorite pair of pants with a little stretch – dress them up, dress them down, give them center stage or use them to hide imperfections. As landscape elements, ornamental grasses add height, texture, drama, color and multi-season interest. Fast-growing, they’ll shield an air conditioner, unsightly corner or chain-link fence.   […]

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Design for Beginners, Part 2

Planning a garden can be a daunting task but if you consider 3 basic components, you can do it! As I mentioned in last week’s post, we have been doing some renovations around the house over the past few months and because of some of the structural changes to the buildings, we needed to change […]

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Tropicanna canna

Design for Beginners, Part 1

I have been doing some renovations around the house over the past few months and because of some of the structural changes to the buildings there is a need to change some of the garden layout and composition. This, of course, got me thinking about the fundamentals of Garden Design.  I realized I needed to […]

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How Landscaping Can Help Sell Your Home

It’s April and For Sale signs are popping up like tulips on front lawns around the country. Sure, you’ve been told that that landscaping makes a difference, but just how much? “Yes, charm sells,” says Brian McKiernan, a broker at RE/MAX in Glenview, Ill. “Landscaping makes the whole house and surroundings go together.” Looking at […]

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