Garden Inspiration by Roy Diblik

Garden Inspiration by Roy Diblik

Last year, several us here at Grimm’s Gardens attended a lecture by the renown plantsman and landscape designer Roy Diblik in Omaha, NE. Roy’s talk, along with his book “The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden” had inspired several of us to try out his ideas here in our arboretum. With an invitation by Doug Grimm to […]

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Winter Evergreen Maintenance

This week I went to an old landscape along the Missouri River. It was filled with evergreens. Old, mature dwarf Alberta spruces, boxwood hedges, screens of arborvitae, and the occasional holly filled the landscape with green color year round. I was there to consult on the landscape-many of the evergreens had issues. I saw fungal […]

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Improving Quality of Life: Improving Heavy Clay Soils

Improving Quality of Life: Improving Heavy Clay Soils

Living in the central Great Plains can be a challenge: prairie fires, extreme temperature swings, wind, chemical drift, drought, and soil quality. For many of us, soil quality can be a determining factor in choosing plants for our garden. I have been fortunate to have great silt clay loam soil in my garden, but I […]

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