We were happy to return to the Leesburg Garden show this year! It was a wonderful weekend. We had great weather and really enjoyed showcasing our expertise in Landscape Design and construction. This years focus showcased a comfortable living space for family and...
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Come visit us at the Leesburg Flower and Garden show! Come on out and see us this weekend. Supposed to be close to 80°. Hard to believe.[dmpro_masonry_gallery images="800893,800894,800892,800891" title_in_lightbox="on" columns="2" gutter="5" _builder_version="4.17.4"...
I thought I'd take us down memory lane to look at gardens from years past as we get closer to this years Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. This was our second submission and our first time winning the design competition. The concept was a garden emerging out of a...
This was our first submission for the show. I had just started the business the year before. I was interested in doing something different. I had been admiring and studying traditional Japanese gardens. This was our interpretation of a Japanese tea garden. We were so...
We’re excited to be back at the Leesburg Flower and Garden show this year! Come on out and visit us. Fingers crossed for good weather![dmpro_masonry_gallery images="800830" title_in_lightbox="on" columns="2" gutter="5" _builder_version="4.17.4"...
A lot of beautiful spring blossoms emerged during the latest unseasonably warm weather. A hard freeze is forecast tonight. Here are some tips from Canopy.org to help protect your trees:
Protect your trees and plants
- Cover susceptible trees and plants with burlap, sheets, tarps, etc., that extend to the ground to trap in the earth’s accumulated warmth. Use a frame or stakes to minimize contact between the cover and the foliage.
- Bring potted plants and trees to more protected locations.
Keep plants well-watered:
- Moist soil will absorb more solar radiation than dry soil, and will re-radiate heat during the night.
- If you have a large tree that needs protection, running sprinklers at the coldest time of the day (usually between 4:00AM and 6:00AM) can give it a slight edge.The strategy makes use of latent heat released when water changes from liquid to a solid. When ice crystals form on the leaf surface they draw moisture from the leaf tissue.
- The damage from this dehydration will be less severe if the plant is not already drought-stressed.
Advanced Planning for Freeze
- Remove turf/weeds from under trees’ canopies—bare soil absorbs and reflects heat best.
- Wood chip mulch prevents soil moisture loss and insulates roots.
- Plant frost-sensitive plants near sources of reflective heat (like buildings, walls, etc).