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michaelplant  // Posts published by michaelplant

How Gardens Grown And Develop All Depends On The Human Touch

How Gardens Grown And Develop All Depends On The Human Touch

How do gardens develop is my topic of the hour. To keep this article clear and clean I will lay out some focus questions that everyone needs to consider before addressing how gardens develop. For the purpose of this article Gardens will be defined as, deliberately chosen areas with plants in and or around  said areas. Now […]

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How Do You Prune Your Property For Long Term Value?

How Do You Prune Your Property For Long Term Value?

How do you prune your property for long term value? This needs to be the question everyone investing in their property must address. Don’t stop reading now this is where it gets all juicy. Have you planted your property yourself, have you hired someone to design and install the landscape for you or have you […]

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Garden Structures Transforming Landscapes: Augmenting Natures Outdoor Living Spaces

Garden Structures Transforming Landscapes: Augmenting Natures Outdoor Living Spaces

Garden structures transform landscapes while augmenting natures outdoor living spaces. For many it is hard to imagine how pieces of nature and man made elements combine to create inviting environments. At this moment you don’t need to imagine. The following picture(s) will give you that which you may not be able to see on your […]

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Flowers Blooming around Long Island, New York In June – Popping Early

Flowers Blooming around Long Island, New York In June – Popping Early

Flowers blooming around Long Island in New York are demonstrating signs of Popping early. The warm weather this area had in April following a warm winter has really pushed the trees,perennial and woody ornamentals timetable for emerging flowers. There are many examples of unusual early emerging flowers but none as obvious as my Clematis “Jackmanii” […]

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The Choices We Make Are Not Set In Stone, Garden Design 101

The Choices We Make Are Not Set In Stone, Garden Design 101

Garden Design 101 begins and ends with the choices we make based on an infinite number of variables. These choices are first based on internal motivation which I can’t readily define. Definitions of internal motivation are near impossible due to the complexity of the chemical composition we are made up of as human beings. Moving on. […]

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Once Flowering In NY On Long Island Begins, How To Keep Blooming

Once Flowering In NY On Long Island Begins, How To Keep Blooming

Keeping your property on Long Island in bloom once it all starts flowering becomes the goal of many homeowners. Hi everyone. Get ready for me to blow your gardening mind. I am your friendly neighborhood Tree Sculptor/Garden Designer/Spacial Relationship Expert/Certified Arborist/Garden Restoration Specialist/Master Gardener/Lover of Nature and the elements that challenge our environment/Best Garden Management […]

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Springtime Flowers In And Around Long Island, New York

Springtime Flowers In And Around Long Island, New York

Springtime flowers in and around Long Island in New York, as well as the surrounding states, is something that most people heavily anticipate. You don’t have to be a gardener to appreciate the presence of Cherry Trees in flower or a mass planting of yellow and white Daffodils. It is the beginning of April and […]

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The Manipulation Of Light In And Around Your Gardens and Landscape

The Manipulation Of Light In And Around Your Gardens and Landscape

When restoring and redesigning gardens, considering how light travels through, in and around your trees and plants can make all the difference. What I mean to say can most be demonstrated through pictures. I hope you can see my point. ENJOY Now everyone may or may not see the long view here but it is […]

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Gardening First Steps: Better To Have Loved And Lost

Gardening First Steps: Better To Have Loved And Lost

Gardening’s first step for homeowners without a plan should be viewed like, “better to have loved and lost then never to have planted at all.” As property owners we need to take the initiative and find one tree or plant we have seen and just place it somewhere in the ground. Why is this so […]

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Garden Restoration Verses Personal Renewal: How Do They Compare?

Garden Restoration Verses Personal Renewal: How Do They Compare?

How do we fix gardens and landscapes that have seen better days and how does that relate to the lives we live? The new year, 2012, is upon us and what is it we wanted to change in our lives? What have we seen around our landscapes we just can’t prioritize? Were there new years […]

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The Benefits Of Evergreens In The Winter Landscape, Placement and Balance of Forms

The Benefits Of Evergreens In The Winter Landscape, Placement and Balance of Forms

The benefits of evergreens in the winter landscape are obvious but the question remains, are you considering the balance and long term form of that developing evergreen in the overall design and spacial relationship on your property? This is the question that needs to be addressed as I demonstrate through pictures both good and bad […]

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Garden Destiny, The Forces Of Nature, Life’s Push And Pull

Garden Destiny, The Forces Of Nature, Life’s Push And Pull

Planting a tree sets in motion a chain of events that if you were to consider the vastness of the idea you could possibly go insane. Stop right there. Don’t go any farther. If you have the ability to stop your thoughts right her, right now you will be in sync with my mind as […]

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Winter Gardening Checklist For New York And The Surrounding Area

Winter Gardening Checklist For New York And The Surrounding Area

Gardening on Christmas Eve in New York and the surrounding area might be low on many peoples priority list but there is so much to be done and most of you don’t even know it. Here on Long Island, the south eastern part of New York, the temperature outside is 34 degrees and winter seems […]

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Garden Restoration: Looking Beyond The Neglect And Seeing All The Posibilities

Garden Restoration: Looking Beyond The Neglect And Seeing All The Posibilities

Restoring your gardens and trees after years of neglect may seem cost prohibitive. I am here to demonstrate how the process of garden and tree restoration is not only cost effective, it’s also environmentally responsible and offers great long term monetary value. To begin with, lets imagine you have had a traumatic event happen in […]

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Pruning And Designing Ornamental Trees For The Winter Landscape In The Everyday Home Landscape

Pruning And Designing Ornamental Trees For The Winter Landscape In The Everyday Home Landscape

Pruning and designing ornamental trees in the everyday home landscape is just the tip of the iceberg as the cold weather wraps itself around us here in the northeastern part of the United States. Welcome everyone to the beginning of my 2011-2012 winter gardening log and landscape perspective. If your curious how I may spin […]

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