Winter Pruning

January 12, 2011

If you feel like getting out in the garden, winter is a fine season to prune your American Beautyberry, Blueridge St. Johnswort and Chaste Tree and the Glossy Abeli– just to name a few shrubs and trees.

Why? These plants flower on the current season’s growth. Pruning at the right time helps to ensure they plants bloom to their fullest during the season.

To learn more about pruning, click here.

View a Galaxy of Images

January 7, 2011

Rafflesia arnoldi, 1822

Visit The Smithsonian Institution Libraries web site, It is a  Galaxy — a treasure trove of information. For example, in the Galaxy of Images, under Collections, I scrolled through images of flowers, mushrooms, trees. Fascinating.

The flowers, scanned from their vast collection are taken from illustrated manuscripts, botanical drawings and old seed packets.  The site is a virtual bookshelf of digital editions.  Beam yourself up!

My Philosophy

I am dedicated to enhancing the beauty of nature: designing a landscape that achieves an outdoor experience beyond your expectations.