Renovating an overgrown landscape, part two of a series

Renovating an overgrown landscape-part two of a series  The back yard of the house is dominated by a delightfully whimsical pool, jacuzzi, and a terraced deck.  The back side of the deck is bordered by a lovely brick retaining wall on two levels.  There are a lot of nice azaleas, sasanquas, and lorapetalums planted for […]

Renovating an overgrown landscape-part one of a series

Renovating an overgrown landscape-part one-tree forming.  Today’s article begins a series on renovating an overgrown landscape planting.  I have been asked to turn an over planted and neglected landscape garden into a work of art.  We started this project the first week in February, 2011, and I was kicking myself for forgetting the camera on […]

Deadheading and pruning hydrangeas in January

I wrote this article about pruning and dead heading hydrangeas a while back. The information still holds true. This is one of my most asked about subjects. Enjoy! John A rare beautiful January day found us preparing some new flower beds for Ms. Marion, who most people around here refer to as “The hydrangea lady.”  […]

Maintaining a special yard on the mountain

A tour of a beautiful mountain garden created for a French country style house.

How to extend the blooming season for crape myrtles

There is a method for getting more blooms on the crape myrtle. John the plant man tells you about it.