garden planning

How to Stay Connected to Your Garden in the Fall (and Winter)

How to Stay Connected to Your Garden in the Fall (and Winter)

Fall and winter pose an interesting challenge for gardeners. On one hand, it’s really nice to have some forced time away from your garden to rest, relax, and recuperate. On the other hand, if you’re in a cold climate (like me, in Wisconsin), you might start to feel pretty disconnected from your garden over the long and bitterly cold winter months.

Why You Need a Design For a Successful Edible Landscape

Why You Need a Design For a Successful Edible Landscape

A professional quality landscape design will ensure that your edible landscape and outdoor space are super functional, customized for you and your unique space, low maintenance, cost effective, and visually pleasing.

10 Examples of Edible Gardens That Will Inspire You

10 Examples of Edible Gardens That Will Inspire You

Fall and winter are great times to create garden designs and plans. Whether you’re just getting started and need a full landscape design or simply making some changes to your existing garden, the colder months offer plenty of time to get your best ideas on paper.

Today I have a fun blog post for you. I’ve gathered ten inspiring photos of edible gardens from around the internet. They are all great design examples and offer creative edible landscape ideas for a variety of garden spaces.

3 Professional Landscape Design Tricks for a Spectacular Garden

3 Professional Landscape Design Tricks for a Spectacular Garden

Do you want your garden to look beautiful year-round but don't know where to start?  Creating a beautiful landscape is easy to do once you know a few tricks. 

Here are three landscape design tips for creating a beautiful space that draws you out of your house and into your garden.  With a little planning and some digging, you will be drinking your morning coffee outside in a beautiful setting in no time!

What's the Most Common Landscape Design Mistake?

What's the Most Common Landscape Design Mistake?

Picture this scenario:  You want to plant a few shrubs along the front of your house so you go out to your local nursery and buy some cute little shrubs.  You are so excited about your landscape project that you get started right when you get home.  You space the shrubs evenly from each other and about a foot or two from your house, plant them exactly as the nursery owner told you, water them, and sit back to enjoy your new shrub border.  Perfect!

A couple years later, you notice that your shrubs are not cute little mounds anymore, they are starting to fill in and are rubbing against your freshly painted house and are growing together.  Has this happened to you?

What went wrong with your landscape project?