Image Identifying Plants in Your Landscape
By knoxred on March 12, 2010

When you need help identifying a plant, your best course of action is to find somebody with plant knowledge, and put enough clues in front of them so that an identity may be confirmed. Success is measured by how well you ask the right questions, provide accurate information, and consult the right sources.

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Image Site Assessment: A Photo Case Study
By knoxred on March 12, 2010

Photos and analysis from an actual client site.
I would like to thank my clients for use of the images in this case study. Readers, to protect the clients' privacy, please understand that I cannot offer any information as to client identity or location.

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Image 1) Land Functions
By knoxred on March 12, 2010

Ask not what you can do for your landscape, ask what your landscape can do for you!
Success is measured by how well your landscape meets your particular needs.

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2) Creating the Design (intro)
By knoxred on March 12, 2010

How do you make your wish list into a plan?

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Image 2a) Site Assessment, part 1: Natural Elements & Site Conditions
By knoxred on March 12, 2010

By now you’re ready for some action, so it’s time to head outdoors.
Bring a notepad and a camera -- it’s time to objectively assess your property. We’ll start with the natural
elements that you must deal with on your site (terrain, water, sun, soil, wind).

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Image 2a) Site Assessment, part 2: Challenges and Opportunities
By knoxred on March 12, 2010

Is your landscape working for you? Your camera will reveal the answer.
Consider borrowing a digital camera if you don't have one.

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Image 3a) Safety and Permissions
By knoxred on March 21, 2010

Pick up a phone before picking up your shovel!
With the first signs of spring upon us, we're all anxious to get out and start digging. But first, make some calls.

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Image Small Talk for Big Piles
By knoxred on September 5, 2010

A tongue in cheek guide to the proper etiquette when your neighbor embarks upon a multi-day mulch-a-thon.
(I'm an equal-opportunity mulcher, but for simplicity's sake, I'll just use "his" throughout the article instead or "his/her". For the record, I'm a "her".)

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Image Soil Sampling & Testing: a quick-and-dirty look
By knoxred on September 13, 2010

So the lawn is looking sad and you're thinking about renovating it this fall. What is the first thing you should buy?
(Hint: It's not grass seed.)

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Image Show Business
By knoxred on February 13, 2011

It's... show time!
If you want to know what to grow, don't be fooled by the show! What you can take away from the Home & Garden shows.

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Image Banyan, Bamboo, Bromeliads . . . oh my!
By knoxred on July 4, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of touring the Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota, Florida.
Join me for a photo journey through a tropical garden full of rare and exotic plants.

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"The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker, for it involves hours of walking round in circles,
apparently doing nothing. What I'm doing is forcing myself to evaluate certain areas....
Only during these quiet moments does a good idea suddenly occur."
~ Helen Dillon, Irish garden writer