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February, 2011  // Posts published in February, 2011

New York Shade Gardens And Their Plants – Just Another Type Of Family

New York Shade Gardens And Their Plants – Just Another Type Of Family

Diversity in garden design and the variations of plant combinations is like attending a grand family event such as a wedding. The short cousins, the tall uncle, the aunt with the hair on her chin and all the new young couples beginning their own emotional adventures. There are so many different types of people that […]

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Landscaping In New York With Hedges Around Your Property – Winged Euonomous, Burning Bush

Landscaping In New York With Hedges Around Your Property – Winged Euonomous, Burning Bush

Were to begin, with the end of February on the horizon, it can be overwhelming. The number of topics, questions and management concerns in the late winter and early spring are greater than any other time of the year. I have thought about this long and have decided to begin a series on plants to […]

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Landscape Design Ideas: Designing For The New York Garden Walk

Landscape Design Ideas: Designing For The New York Garden Walk

Garden walks have the ability to take us on unexpected journeys. Depth, perception and mystery, coupled with light and dark, create pathways through our gardens that can change how we think (therefore change how we feel). The garden walk can be like exploring an unknown wooded area. There is an underlying excitement that runs through […]

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Tree Care Maintenance Lesson #1 (Marketing Language, Buyer Beware)

Tree Care Maintenance Lesson #1 (Marketing Language, Buyer Beware)

Here I am again during a short month in New York, preparing myself for the springtime explosion of growth and business. I am going to begin with what your trees, gardens and landscapes truly need to stay healthy, happy and full of beneficial elements to sustain themselves. Plant With Me promotes education. Through knowledge, good decisions […]

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Love Restoration – Gardens, Tree & Ourselves (A Valentines Gift To All)

Love Restoration – Gardens, Tree & Ourselves (A Valentines Gift To All)

What does it mean to restore? If life is continually growing and changing, how can we restore our gardens, our trees, our lives to a previous state? After great deliberation, consideration, thought and meditation, I find myself realizing one common theme. We can’t go back with things that are in motion, such as life. If […]

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Curb Appeal For Your Home On Long Island (Gardens With A Purpose)

Curb Appeal For Your Home On Long Island (Gardens With A Purpose)

We have all been there and have had that similar sensation. “That’s what I would love to do on my property”, or “How can I create that at my home.” When selling your home the dynamics of cost verses returns become critical. The value of time becomes a variable as well. I am the first […]

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Wisteria Management (It’s growing here, there and everywhere)

Wisteria Management (It’s growing here, there and everywhere)

Wisteria? For the moment please check out our developing charity Life In Mind, Breathing Trees Wisteria center stage Before I talk about this amazing plant and all the possibilities it can bring let me take a sidebar for a moment and talk about the here and now. It is February 4, 2011 and I live […]

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Plants Emerging In February (surprise)

Plants Emerging In February (surprise)

Snow here and snow there, we look around and see snow everywhere. Dr. Suess should have written a story where his characters were engulfed and surrounded with snow. The rhythm and rhyme of everything snowy. Well he didn’t write it, but here in the northeastern part of the United States, specifically, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York […]

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Restoration Pruning (Revisited Once More)

Restoration Pruning (Revisited Once More)

I have written previously on this topic of restoration pruning and the value of restoring the older landscapes, gardens and trees. around us. I don’t know if all who pass by my writing get the underlying meaning. I will attempt throughout this paper, to demonstrate as clear as possible, the benefits of fixing what is […]

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