Frederick Law Olmstead

Often seen as the founding father of the landscape architecture profession, Frederick Law Olmsted is probably known by every living landscape architecture professional, landscape student, enlightened landscape designer and gardener.  He has designed large landscape...

Prune It Correctly

World war two has ended.  The boys are home and they are buying new homes and starting families. The suburbs are born.  Good times for America. Now everyone can have a car, a dog, a swing set and kids. Most of these homes came with a lawn, a few foundation shrubs and...

How Winter Was Created

How winter was created Demeter, Goddess of agriculture had a daughter named Persephone, Goddess of spring, who was fathered by Zeus. One day the God of the Underworld, Hades, kidnapped her and carried her off to live with him as his wife in the underworld the Land of...

The Landscape Design Process

The Landscape Design Process Questions to Ask Yourself • What challenges does your site present?• What opportunities does your site present?• How will you be using your outdoor living space?• Do you have important factors that present safety concerns in your...

Garden Inspiration

Garden inspiration comes from the most unlikely places and times. Garden ideas / inspiration come from deeper places other than your local garden center.As a matter of fact, the garden center is probably one of the last places to go for inspiration. There are...