Do you love growing your own herbs, but can’t always keep up? Are you sick of buying expensive herbs at the grocery store only for them to go bad before you’ve had a chance to use them up? Freezing your fresh herbs is the perfect way to make them last longer!
Is Landscape Lighting Really Worth It?
A wide range of benefits accompanies the illumination of your outdoor living space. Few things are more relaxing than spending an evening on your back patio after a long day. Lighting makes this possible. How do the benefits outweigh the initial cost? What really makes it worth the investment?
Few things make me feel more accomplished than being able to use my garden-grown produce when cooking. There’s something about it that makes me feel proud (and more like an adult, if we’re being completely honest). When cooking, I like to go off of smells to create my culinary artwork, but have realized when people ask for recipes I have no idea what to tell them. That’s when I decided to take some notes about the different herbs and spices I use when cooking. This blog post is a list of some of the herbs I use most, noticeable flavors/smells in each, and some suggested dishes/pairings.
Pruning is one of the most controversial issues amongst gardeners, as well as one that consistently comes with two questions: how and when does pruning happen? First, it’s important to understand why we should prune our plants. Then, we are going to talk about when to prune different types of trees and shrubs. Finally, we will discuss how to properly prune or cut back your plants.
Have you ever really considered garden and landscape trends? It typically seems that gardens are such a slow, continuous work, that trends will escape it. While the trends and styles of landscaping won’t be changing as swiftly as that of rugs or clothing, make no mistake; landscape trends change and evolve. Don’t believe us? Take a moment to think back on the use of ivy not only as a ground cover, but climbing the outside walls of the home. It is now very rare to see that in a home’s landscape.
Designers from all around the country are noting some exciting new trends coming our way this year. Some of these trends are big changes, some are subtle. Think they will stick? We will let you be the judge of that!