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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Sumacs for the Landscape

Sumacs for the Landscape

Sumacs are one of the more under used native shrubs in our landscape. If you want shrubs aglow with colors of fire and sunsets, then sumacs are the plants for you. You have seen them along the highways in the fall, oranges and reds in large masses dotting the hills of the prairie and un-mown […]

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Year in Review – Annual Color Program

Year in Review – Annual Color Program

What a year this has been! We have had a lot of ups and downs with the weather, and a long dry spell through the summer. The annuals we put in have had to be tough and most of them looked awesome through summer and late fall. I did not get very many photos of […]

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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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