Are people seeing fewer bees?

Are people seeing fewer bees? Elaine Evans, a professor at the U of M’s Entomology Department, graciously let me repost this wonderful piece of information so many people are wondering about. A diversity and abundance of pollinators on the landscape can indicate...

Unusual Plant Names that Make you Say, WHAT THE HECK?

Unusual Plant Names that Make you Say, WHAT THE HECK? Unusual plant names are common.  Sometimes I think the marketing comes from a group of avid gardeners sitting in a room thinking they are like Hallmark Card creators trying to come up with a clever and sellable...

Killer Pots for Your Patio to do NOW!

Killer Pots for Your Patio to do NOW! Killer landscape pots don’t have to start in Spring; they can start now!  If you head to the nursery and put a few dollars down on some larger specimens of the following plants they will fill an entire pot and look amazing...

Fiskars 4 Claw Weed Puller is the Best De-Weeder Ever!

Fiskars 4 Claw Weed Puller is the Best De-Weeder Ever! Seriously, the Fiskars 4 claw weed puller is absolutely the best tool for eliminating weeds in your yard and flower beds.  This is a manual device that takes a little elbow grease, but it has advantages.  For one,...

The Upside to our Weather Woes

The Upside to our Weather Woes The upside to our weather woes is something we all need to hear.  As a landscape designer, I meet a multitude of people.  The common thread I hear this Spring is the negativity about the extreme cold and wetness.  As Minnesotans, we...