Category: In The Garden

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The Dirty “S” Word

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas The “S” word puts fear in the hearts of designers. A good design is completed in a manner so that when it comes to realization every...

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Cone Of Death

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas We have evaluated communities for America in Bloom in 19 different states nationwide and have seen eruptions of conical mulch mounds surrounding trees in most of...

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Grow An Award-Winning Hedge

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas  How did that hedge get so mean and ugly looking? You’ve seen them and we’ve certainly grimaced over them. They are seemingly everywhere. Proper plant selection,...

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Standing Stones

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Durable, strong, heavy, and timeless – stone is used for foundations, walls of buildings, slate roofs, sculptures, monuments, and tombstones. Generations have been awed by the...

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Underground

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas It’s rarely seen and mostly forgotten. In developed areas it’s covered with buildings, roads, and lawns. It’s typically called dirt, but horticulturists and gardeners call it...

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Helpful Hints 1.0

By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Efficiency: since a whole day of weeding never makes it onto a calendar, pull a weed when it is spotted. To feel even better, pull another three. Yummy plants:...

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Well Balanced

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas We are relatively symmetrical. Just glance in the mirror. Typically, there is one ear and eye on one side and another pair on the other. A...

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Vines Will Be Vines

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Vines climb, scramble, and crawl. Most of them live to clamber to the top of a tree or structure – they are hardwired to seek sunlight....

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What Grows Up – Must Come Down

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas In your lifetime, numerous trees that you become attached to will reach the end of their life span. In fact, if a tree reaches its lofty...