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DEVON'S BLOG

The daily happenings at The Gardens. 

October 17, 2017

The weather is crisp and refreshing, the sun is still brightening our afternoons.  It is the time of year gardeners dream about.  With little energy our demonstration gardens at the nursery have become rejuvenated with fresh foliage and autumn blossoms.  We just finish...

July 11, 2017

The evolution of styles has become the norm with the vast contrast of what was just a few short years ago.  Out with soft, lush and green - in with texture, form and contrast.  Several years ago succulents reemerged in the landscape in a big way.  People gravitated tow...

May 10, 2017

There’s no doubt about it, these past few years have been rough on our landscapes.  With cautious optimism I have been watching the rain fall this winter season and transform our reservoirs and mountain ranges.  I am now enjoying what seems to be a promising spring and...

April 30, 2017

Spring is the time to dream in flowers. All of the plants here at the nursery are beginning to burst forward with a promise of abundant spring blossoms. I love looking for new, unusual, and long forgotten plants that create excitement in the landscape. That is when I t...

March 2, 2017

Spring is quickly coming upon us.  With it meets a renewed vigor to begin our landscape projects.  This is our busiest design season - helping people re-imagine their outdoor spaces.  Over the past several years there has been a strong shift in design styles.  Clients...

January 11, 2017

Although planting bare-root for ornamental trees and shrubs may be a ritual from yesteryear, it's still the way to go for your home orchard.

January 11, 2017

The sleepy days of winter have come upon us.  As the landscape quietly regresses into these cold foggy days we take a little break from our garden.  Daily watering and tending is an unnecessary task.  Weeding and raking take a back seat and now it is time to prepare fo...

September 1, 2016

Fall is for the gardener.  It all sounds so good.  Rejuvenation from the summer’s heat, a new vegetable patch to be tended, and the revival of spring flowers give us reprieve going into this new season.  Now is the time to plan and create our fall landscape....

August 6, 2016

Small but mighty, microgreens pack big flavor and nutrients in their tiny leaves.  Fine eateries have commonly used these as a garnish or ingredient, but they have recently been catching the eye of many for everyday meals at home.  These immature leafy greens are harve...

July 28, 2016

The front porch is part of American history.  As ubiquitous as apple pie, the story of its architectural adaption paints a picture of how generations spent their time.  Beginning in the 1800s design styles had impressed the idea of outdoor leisure space.  Families were...

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