Avoiding the Dreaded April Ice Jams in the Yard

Avoiding the Dreaded April Ice Jams in the Yard Anyone who owns a house in Minnesota knows that the Spring freeze/thaw cycle brings about freezing ice in and around the yard.  This is not completely avoidable, but there are a certain number of things that can be done...

A Desert SW Landscape in Minnesota. It can be done!

A Desert SW Landscape in Minnesota. It can be done! I often get asked to create Desert SW landscapes.  Minnesotan snowbirds must really have an affinity for the look.  I sense they want their yard looking like that of what they have found to be in their winter...

Climate Friendly Zone 5 Trees for Minneapolis

Climate Friendly Zone 5 Trees for Minneapolis Now that our warming climate is here to stay, landscapes in Minneapolis can safely use many zone five trees.  It is important to remember that zone 5 trees are to be used in the city.  Most delicate plants, such as the...

Fragrant David Austin Roses are a Must in your Minnesota Landscape

Fragrant David Austin Roses are a Must in your Minnesota Landscape As an intern at Linders Landscape Center in Falcon Heights Minnesota, I honestly did smell the fragrant roses (David Austin) each morning. I remember clocking in and on the way to the design studio, I...

Wild Hair Plants

Wild Hair Plants Wild hair is the name of the game in this blog. I love using plants in the landscape that have interesting textures and colors.  When combined together they provide us with some of the best choices in the landscape world.  I thought I would share a...

Landscape Bushes on a Stick for Simple Structure

Bushes on a Stick are In! Landscape trees on a stick are perfect for making an impact in the landscape.  Horticulturists recognize these bush/sticks as a tree on a standard.  In layman’s terms, these are basically bushes glued to the top of a tree stem through a...