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LESSON 5 | Using Color in the Landscape

In this lesson, we are going to go over color: which colors go well with one another, how to repeat colors in a landscape to balance and look harmonious and how to place flowering plants strategically so you get the best use of color over the different seasons. First we will start with the color …

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LESSON 4 | Evergreen Textures & Foliage

Everyone is drawn to flowers. If you have a number of “impulse buys” in your yard, they are more than likely flowering plants. We are going to talk about flowers and flowering shrubs and trees in the next lesson, but in this lesson we are going to get you to look more closely at foliage texture and …

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LESSON 3 | How to Layout Plants in a Bed and Frame Structures

In this next lesson we will go over the layout of plants and how to frame structures. The correct placement of trees and shrubs can enhance your property by framing the buildings and directing your viewpoint. Improperly placed trees and shrubs can do the very opposite- blocking buildings or viewpoints and misdirecting your access around …

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LESSON 2 | Spacing of Plants in your Landscape Design

The subject we are going to go over in this lesson is spacing. How much room do you put between plants? How much room do you put between plants and structures, plants and overhead wires, plants and streets? You are probably wondering why one lesson is devoted to just this subject. The reason for this …

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LESSON 1 | Landscape Design Mini Course

In this lesson, we are going to go over how to get started. It is very important to be able to observe carefully what the conditions are in your yard or garden. Very often people rush to add or change things without really looking at how things are at the start. Sometimes it can be …

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Mini Course

Introducing our Landscape Design Mini-Course

Landscape design can seem like a confusing subject but it is actually a complex subject (consisting of many different and connected parts-Oxford Dictionary). There are a lot of separate basics that have to be considered all at once. However, when you take one piece of information at a time and learn it and can apply …

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Landscape Design Basics – Mini Course

This winter we will be providing a course on Landscape Design Basics online for free!  What better way to spend your winter than designing your garden for Spring. We will be doing one lesson a week starting January 21st.  If you are already on our email list, you will automatically get the emailed lessons, not …

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Holiday Decorating Classes 2020

Holiday Decorating Classes Our holiday classes this year will look a little different as we work to maintain safety measures.  As a result we will be having the classes outside under the glass canopy with enough space to keep people 6 ft apart (and of course masks must be worn).  The classes will be limited …

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Japanese Maples!

Just in from the West Coast! We continue to get shipments in through the fall because fall is a great time to plant!  We just received an order from the West Coast of some beautiful evergreens and gorgeous Japanese Maple trees.  This is one of our largest shipments of Japanese Maples of the year as …

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Plants for Late Summer and Fall!

It’s time to change over your summer annuals for some fresh late summer and fall plants! Fall Mums: This is the classic fall flower to add to window boxes, containers and garden beds.  Mums prefer to be in a sunny location and they do best out of the summer heat.  Mid to late September is …

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