5 Shrubs with Great Winter Interest

5 Shrubs with Great Winter Interest

Planning for winter interest is not a regular as it should be with landscape designers. Here in the Great Plains, we need to think more about 4 season interest, with our long winters (3 months). Gardeners especially begin to get cabin fever around mid-January, longing for the first greens of spring and the first flowers […]

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6 Great Shrubs for Autumn Color

Fall is almost here and I am chomping at the bit to put in our autumn arrangements. My wife has been decorating for fall in the house and I will be adding all sorts of goodies to the porch and yard. Flags to go up, mums brought in, and pumpkins galore. In these last few […]

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Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

As Thanksgiving comes in, we begin to look forward towards Christmas and New Years, often overlooking Thanksgiving altogether. What does Thanksgiving really mean to most Americans? Since I was little, all I ever heard about was food, football, and family. I agree with the food and family. While I may be caught cheering loudly for […]

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Color the Yard Purple

Color the Yard Purple

Autumn is a time for color, lots of color. Just mentioning the word autumn evokes a sense of feeling of colors, of sweeping reds and oranges, brilliant yellows, and glowing bronzes. But what of the color purple? The color of royalty? It can be difficult at best to find something purple or lavender in the […]

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