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August 23, 2017 3 Comments

If I asked you to tell me about crape myrtles, what would you say? My guess is the first thing you’d mention is the fact that the flowers are pretty spectacular (because they

February 23, 2016 0 Comments

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

January 20, 2016 0 Comments

Winter storm Jonas (why are we naming them again?) is barreling towards us, and that's caused a number of friends to send me panicked texts and Facebook messages like "will this destroy my

January 12, 2016 1 Comment

I'm always on the lookout for new tech tools, especially ones that could make life easier for my clients. A few months ago I stumbled across Plants Map, a cloud-based way to document

December 17, 2015 0 Comments

This was a great Alexandria landscape design project. Sometimes you roll up to a new potential client's home and you see something that makes you say, "we're totally working together." That was the

December 1, 2015 0 Comments

I was a voracious reader as a child. It didn't matter what you put in front of me, if it had letters imprinted upon it I would read it. Books, magazines, cereal boxes,

October 21, 2015 1 Comment

Several months ago I got a call to do a Bristow landscape design project (for those not in the know, Bristow is a little town in Prince William County, Virginia). The client, Janice,

September 21, 2015 0 Comments

One of the benefits of being quite possibly The Most Approachable Guy in the World is I get into a lot of conversations. When these conversations are with folks from the gardening community, and

September 18, 2015 0 Comments

The great thing about this time of year is that the days are cooler (well mostly, it's supposed to hit 87 today), the humidity drops, and we start to shake free from summer's

September 12, 2015 3 Comments

When I design a landscape there’s an order of operations that I always follow. Hardscape elements (decks, patios, walls, etc) get designed first, followed by trees, and then shrubs and perennials. The reason