With spring around the corner, you can't help but notice those new seed and plant catalogs that you see arriving at your door. It's hard not to be tempted by all the beauty of the new cultivars and tried and true standbys that we'd love to see in our outdoor living spaces. Before you get caught up in ordering that new flashy Coneflower or brilliantly colorful Hydrangea, make sure you have a place for it to go.
I find myself with this challenge each year. The results can be devastating. That's where proper planning and design come in. Make sure you have the right spot for those new plants. Now is the time to identify locations where you may be missing some zing. Pick out those locations before the home shows and the catalogs arrive. Are you missing color? Texture? Height? Winter interest? Once you know what you are missing, then make sure you understand the soil, water and sunlight conditions. Now you're ready to make the right decision about what new plant material you need for spring. Still tempted by those "Grateful Red Hydrangeas" you'd like to see from your kitchen window (We all do!)? Maybe it's time to expand your landscape beds or add a few new ones. Need help? Contact one of our Design Pros today to help you create a landscape that offers the beauty of locally grown plants.