Category: In The Garden

Words Of Water

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Water is vital for life and when heard, powerful in the garden. We try to incorporate a water feature into every garden we design. It...

Our Most Difficult Design – Ever

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas At our home and office, we have a garden – actually, multiple garden areas: Front Formal Garden, Sunset Temple Terrace, Pollinator Garden, Edible Garden, Birdbath Fountain...

Does North Matter?

In The Garden – By Stephen and Kristin Pategas Whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, the pole you are closer to has an impact on many activities. In the northern hemisphere, an...

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...

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...

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,...

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...