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Designs on Winter

Designs on Winter - Landscaping in the "Off" Season Even though winter is the part of the year when we spend most of our time indoors, gardens are still part of our life.  Winter is a time for contemplation about last season's beauty and planning for the seasons to come.  Consequently, our Central Virginia gardens are often best designed when they are at their most...

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Landscape Plant Availability Update

Looking towards 2015 we are excited about the prospect of an economy on the mend.  We are hopeful that the next several years will bring many residential and commercial construction projects and the landscape installations that accompany them. Unfortunately, the nursery world – the backbone of our business – is one of the least nimble sectors of the construction...

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Winter Gardening Wonderland

Winter Gardening Wonderland by Brandi McFadden What, you may ask, could there possibly be to do in the cold and generally freezing days of winter? Well, your gardener may answer, there are many, many, wonderful and essential winter tasks to complete before spring… Lets talk pruning. Pruning is a vital task for everything from tall trees to small...

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Pond Maintenance: 101

by: Brandi McFadden   Do you have a pond in the backyard with plants, goldfish, and maybe a koi or two? Would you rather tell the neighbors you have an enhanced water feature stocked with Shebunkin and Lionhead Goldfish, Tancho Sanke and Nishiki Koi, thriving in a natural setting with plants like Pickerel, Curly waterweed, and Water Hyacinth? This and...

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Meet Our Staff: Steve

      Meet Steve P. Steve is our Vice President and Garden Maintenance Manager.  Steve grew up on his family’s farm in Orange, Virginia and studied horticulture at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and is an Advanced Virginia Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape...

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Goin’ Native

Pictured is Hamamelis virginiana / common witchhazel (in bloom) Incorporating these highly adaptable plants into any landscape Native plants are typically thought of as plants that occupied a specific region or habitat type, before European settlement.  They have adapted to the region over time and are more likely to form self-sustaining communities than their...

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