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21 Feb
2021

Flowers: Medicine to the Mind

Luther Burbank’s quote says it all, “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” A cutting garden is just that, a place of happiness, sunshine and a balm for the soul. We live on a wooded lot with lots of great shade in which to grow..

07 Feb
2021

Dig a Hole, Plant a Tree

Dig a hole, plant a tree. It’s that easy, right? Unfortunately, no. As a Certified Arborist, I get asked all the time about what trees I recommend, where to plant them, and how to care for them. There’s a lot to consider when planting a tree and it can be overwhelming to say the least...

28 Jan
2021
Landscape design for Dahlonega, GA

The Path from Lawn to Wonderland

We have lately taken on two clients, one in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County and one in Sautee, White County, who want to make the leap from lawn to something else. That’s a big order for us, as these are the first clients who have asked for such. For Art of Stone Gardening, grass in the form..

06 Jan
2021
Small garden

The Magic of a Small Garden

The completed space of my client in Sautee Nacoochee, White County, Georgia, is lush, rich and verdant. It serves as a passageway that leads from the back and side yard to the kitchen, partially hidden from by a retaining wall. Walking through it is a refreshing journey of transition that is rich in texture and..

30 Dec
2020

Winter Wonderland Protection Plan

Winter is here! The barren season. When the sky is bland and the trees look like they need a hug. Every year I learn more about the best methods for protecting my client’s and my own plants from the cold. Sometimes it’s a matter of trial and error, but it’s also about understanding the weather..

17 Dec
2020
If you want to introduce grass to a pet who is strictly or mostly indoor, growing your own “cat grass” or “wheatgrass” is very easy and has many health benefits. It can also deter them from chewing on any of your beloved house plants!

Know What’s in your Garden: Pets and Plants

Every pet owner knows that one of the most fundamental characteristics of animals is curiosity. Our pets have a childlike innocence and fascination with the unknown that keeps us entertained but also makes us wary of the dangerous situations they might get themselves into. This is especially true when it comes to what they consume...

18 Sep
2020
Bignonia

On the House: Tips for Vine Enthusiasts

Excuse me? Oh…you’re looking for the North Georgia Wine Highway. I thought you said the Vine Highway. I’m not aware of one, but if there were a Vine Highway, it would pass through virtually all of Northeast Georgia—and throughout the entire southeast, with stretches even located in the far reaches of the northeastern and northwestern..

18 Sep
2020
I am now officially an International Society of Arboriculture Credential holder!

Climbing the Professional Ladder, but Not the Trees

At the beginning of the year, I shared with you that I’d been studying to become a certified arborist. It was a challenging course, and your encouragement meant a lot to me, so I’m happy to report the outcome: I’m an ISA Certified Arborist® The designation recognizes my formal horticulture education and my practical, field..

10 Aug
2020
Landscaping, fountain and stone pathways

Yard Celebrates Lake View

Usually, we take on landscaping and gardening projects to attract attention to the areas being landscaped or gardened, right? But as one of our recent projects illustrates, it’s not always that simple. The client and her family have a magnificent, new lakefront home, complete with an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area connected to the home..

10 Aug
2020
Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Your Pollinator Garden Pathway: Think Linear and Local

Like Velcro®, Jacuzzi® and Kleenex®, the term Pollinator Pathway®is actually a registered brand name. It refers to a civic project founded in 2007 by “design thinker” Sarah Bergmann. Its now-famous pilot enterprise was the creation of a mile-long, 12-foot-wide system of connected greenspaces planted with the intention of helping native plant pollinators move through the..

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