More Trees, please

It’s hard to imagine our environment without trees. There are many reasons to plant them and so many to choose from. How does one decide? Perhaps you are needing a replacement tree and you are wading through a list of unfamiliar names? Start with what you know....
Hedge Fun

Hedge Fun

Hedge: to surround, enclose, encircle, border, edge , keep within bounds, confine, obstruct… Once upon a time hedges were not what we planted, but rather what was left around the edges when the land had been cleared for cultivation. Native trees and shrubs were...
Water works

Water works

Think of water as many tiny links in a chain. If the chain is broken the plant dries out. Most plants give off water at night, but need it during the day so water early. When the plant releases water from its leaves the water chain moves more water up through the...
Soil is not a dirty word

Soil is not a dirty word

Not all soil is created equally… When planting something new, I like to think about from where this particular plant (family) has originated and try to mimic these conditions. Is it a Lavender shrub that once grew only in a Mediterranean climate and thrives in...