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Category: Garden Design
03 Oct
2018

What’s Blooming Now – October

It may be October in North Georgia but thankfully, it is still warm enough to see some beautiful fall flowers. Some of these started earlier in the year and others are just now popping out. Salvia greggi ‘Lipstick’ is a show stopping Salvia. This variety blooms from May through November. As with other salvias, it is..

01 Aug
2018

What’s Blooming Now – July

  Summer is in full swing and there is plenty in flower. We took our stroll around the garden to let you know what is in bloom for July. We keep you posted monthly in order to help you plan a multi-season landscape design for your own yard! Black Eyed Susan – This cheerful North..

30 Jul
2018

Enjoy Summer with a Swimming Pool

Summers in Georgia are no joke. Even up towards the mountains, the humidity can make it feel like it’s a hundred something degrees. Backyard pools are the perfect place to spend the summer. Invite friends, family, and neighbors for a day of fun. Or maybe just invite yourself and that book that’s lived on your..

22 Jun
2018

What’s Blooming Now – June

In keeping with our monthly post on what is blooming in our gardens we took a stroll to see what is in flower for June. Hopefully we can give you some ideas for planning your own landscape so you can ensure a continuous flow of blooms for all seasons.   Daylilies – The daylilies are..

06 Jun
2018

Hydrangeas for Shade – Landscape Ideas

These days when you go to the plant nursery you can find hydrangeas for either sun or shade. Their blooming times are different and in the beginning of June the shade hydrangeas are kicking into gear and beginning to look spectacular. Flowering on most sun loving hydrangea types will be in a few weeks so..

16 May
2018

What’s Blooming Now – May

We took a walk around the garden and want to share with you what is in bloom during May. This can help you plan your own landscape design with multi season interest in mind. You can have something in flower during every season! Spiderwort – An easy to grow native plant with pretty blue flowers...

28 Jan
2018

Curb Appeal – Landscape Makeover with Boulder Wall

The goal of designing a landscape is to enhance the beauty that already exists while also creating a functional space. For example, this boulder wall is absolutely stunning, but it also serves several purposes in this landscape.   Having a slope above a drive happens more often than not in North Georgia. It’s a beautiful..

07 Dec
2017

Artist’s Retreat Garden

Nature is mankind’s greatest inspiration. Artists, engineers, pharmacists, and chemists look to the world around them to find answers to questions we don’t even understand yet. We have made helicopters inspired by humming birds, medicines that replicate natural remedies,  solar panels that imitate photosynthesis, and Van Gogh’s Starry Night speaks for itself. Even Albert Einstein once said,..

20 Oct
2017

Driveway Island Redo Refreshes Landscape

This was a fun project! The photo below shows what the landscape looked like before we started. The yard had been neglected, and the shrubs and trees were overgrown. The driveway island was the first place we tackled. These poor hollies had been pruned to death and were FULL of wasps. It took us three..

06 Sep
2017

Stepping Stones with Ajuga

Flagstone pathways are simple, elegant, and easy to customize. Their natural look and classic style make them very popular, especially in gardens. However, unlike with solid pathways, weeds can easily grow between the flagstones. Gravel, mulch, and other inert materials are often used to fill the gaps, but weeds can still take root. Another option..