Category: In The Garden

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Oh Citrus, Where Art Thou?

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas During most of the 1900s, a tourist or resident would be hard put to drive along any portion of Orange Blossom Trail during the winter and...

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Caladium Color To Die For

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Seven to eight months of color from a tuber that requires little care is unprecedented hereabouts. Other bulbous plants such as amaryllis, blood lily, society garlic,...

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A Cautionary Tale

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Too often, homeowners call to say they need our help because their last garden re-do did not turn out well. Among other things, they say the...

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Shade Challenges

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Trees. They cool and refresh us, clean the air, provide privacy and deliver free leaf mulch. Trees also challenge us when we try to grow grass....

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Locally Grown And Harvested

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Warning – read no further if you are hungry! Many plants are crops that are grown and harvested to feed us. They provide breakfast foods, salads,...

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Gardens For Wildlife

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas A black bear wandered through your kitchen when you weren’t home. This most likely occurred before your house was built – unless you leave your door...

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Challenge Us 3.0

By Stephen and Kristin Pategas We continue to love a good challenge when it comes to consulting or designing a garden. We encourage our clients to share their concerns with us. In order to...

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Faithful Foliage

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Colorful blossoms certainly make an attractive garden, but blossoms on many plants are fair-weather friends. They arrive and depart based on the seasons, their bloom period,...

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By The Numbers

By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Engagement with a garden offers numerous rewarding experiences. We brainstormed about what takes place in our garden, then after dinner in our garden room we headed further outside with...