Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens Why Have an Outdoor Kitchen? Design Ideas “People who love to eat are always the best people.“ – Julia Child You probably love to BBQ. I even bet some of your best meals have been eaten outside in the summer and fall evenings. Outdoor kitchens are one of the current top landscaping and home renovation trends because people want to take that feeling further. The design styles are endless and entirely personal, and when you really start to think of what they can bring to your home and lifestyle, they start to make a lot of sense. Why…

June 14, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw Bale Gardening Why Straw? The Straw Bale Advantage Planting A Straw Bale Garden “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” – Janet Kilburn Phillips Having a garden is a great summer hobby with incredibly rewarding results. Starting a garden from scratch, though, can be time-consuming and expensive. Luckily, there is an awesome solution to these issues and more: Straw Bales. Why Straw? Straw bale gardening is a technique that has been used for thousands of years, world-wide. It gives gardeners the freedom to make an instant garden just about anywhere with very little work and few supplies. Given that…

June 7, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons Rhododendrons vs. Azaleas Picking a Rhododendron Growing Rhododendrons Caring for Rhododendrons “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats Rhododendrons have been a favourite of gardeners across the globe for hundreds of years. It’s not hard to see why, either. With over 1000 known species of this gorgeous flowering shrub, there is truly a rhododendron for everyone! Rhododendrons vs. Azaleas: The names “Rhododendron” and “Azalea” have often been used interchangeably. Many people even believe they are the same thing! This isn’t all true, but it’s also not all wrong. While not all rhododendrons are azaleas, all…

May 30, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Low-Maintenance Planting

Low-Maintenance Planting By Rob Sproule Let Go of the Lawn Using Native Plants Mulch Design Ideas “Native plants give us a sense of where we are in that great land of ours. I want to look at Texas like Texas and Vermont like Vermont.“ – Lady Bird Johnson If I could sum up 2018’s landscaping trends in one word, it would be “lifestyle”. People are wanting to extend their living space outdoors more and more. They want to spend more time outside, and most modern landscaping happens to support that goal. But what about our plants? We still want them…

May 23, 2018 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >