Designing with Decay

Designing with Decay

In temperate climates like that of the Minneapolis-area, Fall is a beautiful, but also thoughtful time in the garden and the environment at large. It’s a time of harvest, but also a time of death, dormancy, and subsoil activity. One of the mistakes many...
Autumn Garden Tasks for the Minneapolis Area

Autumn Garden Tasks for the Minneapolis Area

The autumn garden is all about battening down the hatches for the coming season. While Fall has almost come and gone in the Minneapolis area, there is still a chance to make the most of the end of the season. Here is a checklist of Autumn garden tasks and tricks in...
For the Love of Landscaping: Light it Up!

For the Love of Landscaping: Light it Up!

Why Install Outdoor Lighting? In Minnesota, the longest day of the year has 15 hours and 24 minutes of sunlight: even with the long summer days around the solstice, however, there are times when it’s comfortable enough to sit outdoors, but the hard work of landscaping...
Attracting Dragonflies to your Garden

Attracting Dragonflies to your Garden

Dragonfly Habitat The first and last word in attracting dragonflies to the garden is water, and lots of it. Dragonflies lay their eggs either near or in water, which hatch into nymphs that spend the first few months of their life cycle as aquatic organisms. Insect...
Landscaping Essential Elements: Rock, Wood, and Metal

Landscaping Essential Elements: Rock, Wood, and Metal

Landscaping Essential Elements: Rock, Wood, and Metal Landscaping is an art that goes beyond simple assemblages of plants: it’s about the creation of a beautiful outdoor space that is maximally accessible. Accordingly there are several non-plant elements that are...