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August 14, 2015 0 Comments

There are a lot of blog posts that extol the virtues of trees, but man! They are all soooo serious. I won't disagree that trees do a lot ecologically and even sociologically but

August 7, 2015 24 Comments

Over a year ago I wrote a blog post on why I think the internet's popular vinegar-based weedkillers are BS. I had sort of hoped that they'd go away like just another passing

August 5, 2015 0 Comments

If I've been to your house you probably know that I'm not a plant disease and pathology expert. Outside of a narrow range of issues I've personally dealt with, the best I can

June 29, 2015 0 Comments

HGTV, the internet, and numerous other entertainment and information sources have made people much more aware of what's possible in the landscape. At this point most people my age have at least seen

May 21, 2015 0 Comments

Normally I'm really hardcore when it comes to road trips. We pull out of the driveway and we don't stop till we reach the destination, with the exception of short food, fuel, and

May 14, 2015 0 Comments

You know what's great about being a landscape designer? You get to see the deeper meaning that some plants have for people. I've had clients tear up when I suggest a plant because

May 6, 2015 0 Comments

The Charlottesville Farmers Market opened a few weeks ago and that's when the summer gardening bug always starts to take hold of me. Not only is there all that fresh produce that I

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 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

December 17, 2014 0 Comments

I'm a wine drinker, and I love a good, crisp Sauvignon Blanc. One of the ways people describe Sauv Blanc is to say it smells like boxwood. Can I let you in on