Guess what? July 2nd, I celebrated NINE YEARS of being my own boss. Ring that bell! In that time I have learned so, so much. And I've gotten to work with and mentor newer designers, as well as get great advice and coaching from those who can kick my butt. I recently stumbled across this ... Read More about 60 things landscape designers should know
There’s a certain appeal to gravel paths and patios. They somehow manage to at once be both casual and formally elegant. A gravel path says “let’s go somewhere, and you don’t need a tie to get there.” The thing is, a gravel path can be downright awful if not installed properly. Gravel can spill out ... Read More about How to build a gravel path the RIGHT way
In Roman days, genius loci referred to the protective spirit of a given place. Today, we refer to it as the atmosphere or general “feel” that a location has. I’ve been to public gardens all over the country, and while they’re all beautiful I’ve never been to one that embodies its location quite like ... Read More about Why you need to visit the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens
Late at night you're driving down a dark, deserted suburban avenue and trying not to think about the Stephen King novel you re-read last week. Suddenly, in the corner of your eye, something catches your attention. You turn and scream at the balls of faint blue light hovering like tiny sad ghosts in ... Read More about Are there warm LED landscape lights?
If you're like a lot of homeowners, you've been looking at your landscape plants with a little bit of worry lately. The cold has been brutal. If the Weather Channel is saying that Valentine's weekend was "potentially life-threatening cold," what does that say for the trees and shrubs that can't come ... Read More about Winter plant damage: watch for these 3 problems