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February 16, 2015 5 Comments

I grew up with a dad who was very handy and not afraid to try new projects around the house. If you could hold a Time Life home improvement book open with a

January 12, 2015 0 Comments

If I'm being honest and open with you I should admit that I have opinions. Strong ones. And the longer I do this landscape designer thing the more I notice things that are

January 9, 2015 0 Comments

No additional comment needed: Of course, if you want more info read up on Winterberry Holly (aka Ilex verticillata) here.

January 7, 2015 1 Comment

There is a bewildering array of options if you're looking for a paver patio, walk or driveway in northern Virginia. Each stone supplier has anywhere from one to five paver manufacturers they stock,

January 5, 2015 0 Comments

I'm not saying I want the kind of bizarre snow that hit Buffalo earlier this year (60+ inches? Nope) but if it's going to be cold and gray, a little white stuff here

January 2, 2015 0 Comments

From time to time I like to stick my head in various online forums where homeowners look for landscape advice. It's definitely not an unusual occurrence for someone to create a post complaining

December 31, 2014 0 Comments

For over a year now, Revolutionary Gardens has been offering Danver Stainless Steel cabinetry to our clients. I've written about how they're one of the best options for outdoor kitchens, and now Danver's

December 19, 2014 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 5 minutes I grew up in New England. We weren't nuts like people from Minnesota (seriously, I've seen Minnesotans wearing shorts on days that would freeze a polar bear's tongue

November 18, 2014 0 Comments

When you think of magnolias, what first comes to mind? The cloud of white dinner plate-sized flowers, shiny evergreen leaves, and hundred foot plus heights of the iconic Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)? Or

September 15, 2014 3 Comments

Today’s plant is Stachys byzantina, more commonly known as Lamb’s Ear, Rabbit’s Ear, or Donkey’s Ear (i.e. pretty much any long-eared furry mammal). For anyone who has never heard of Lamb’s Ear, it