Landscape

How to Create a Low Maintenance Landscape

Almost 20 years ago I set out to transform our mostly shady, English ivy infested front yard into a welcoming garden with year-round interest. My goals were ambitious — a hot color garden in the one sunny spot near the house, a variety of winter-flowering plants, and fragrance throughout the year. Moreover, I was determined […]

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Using Fall Color in Your Landscape Design

North Carolina is a four-season state. The attraction of having mild winters but still a definite fall color display, leads many gardeners to make this area home, even if they are not originally from here. Have you ever considered using the fall color of a particular tree or shrub in your decision about where to […]

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Gardening: Trellises that blend into the landscape – and sometimes shine

The natural geometry of up, down and level seems like a good framework with which to approach spring garden chores. Plants are sending their stems upward, and a long list … Click to Continue »

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Dix Park landscape architect talks about possibilities

Here’s how absolutely dedicated Michael Van Valkenburgh and his team of landscape architects were in their dogged pursuit of the master plan for Dorothea Dix Park: ▪ During the firm’s three-month … Click to Continue »

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