Backyard Habitat - Garden Design

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So many garden designs are predictable. Why settle for two green “meatballs” flanking the front steps, overgrown, tired plants and the same old cultivars? Whether we are designing a foundation planting, mixed border or woodland retreat we take advantage of the tremendous diversity of plant material that’s available to create a space for our clients that is truly unique.

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She Shed Inspiration: 8 Low-Budget Ideas That Add Value - Life at Home - Trulia Blog

Find inspiration for your she shed with these 8 DIY tips.

Perennials love this garden.What are 10 Foolproof Perennial Plants for the Northeast? - Take a look at a list of 10 foolproof, easy-care perennial plants that will grow and flourish just about anywhere in the northeastern United States. Best Perennials, Flowers Perennials, Jardin Luxuriant, Biennial Plants, Easy Care Plants, Coastal Gardens, Garden Nursery, Annual Flowers, Backyard Garden Design
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Seeing Red - The Captured Garden

Isn’t this a beautiful garden? It will certainly attract the attention of your friends and neighbors. However if you are hoping to help pollinators like bees it will fall flat. Bees will not give this garden a second glance. Why? Bees cannot see red so a predominance of red-flowered plants will look unappetizing. You don’t need […]

New Echinaceas @ The Captured Garden Foundation Planting, White Swan, Greek Words, Sea Urchin, Growing Flowers, Raised Garden Beds, Bee Keeping, Habitats, Perennials
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New Echinaceas - The Captured Garden

Who doesn’t love purple coneflowers? Echinacea, whose name comes from the Greek word for Hedgehog or sea urchin due to its spiny seed head, is a beautiful perennial that is loved by bees and other pollinators.As a beekeeper I always try to include them in any garden design. Many of us have the old favorites ‘Magnus’ or ‘White Swan’ but recently I have come across some that are a bit less well-known that I can’t wait to try.

Echinacea paradoxa, also known as Ozark coneflower, is the only yellow purple coneflower, hence the paradox! It’s a true prairie plant and can get tall so it will need some room. Love Flowers, Yellow Flowers, Wild Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Prairie Garden, Herbaceous Perennials, Native Plants, Flower Petals, Garden Inspiration
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New Echinaceas - The Captured Garden

Who doesn’t love purple coneflowers? Echinacea, whose name comes from the Greek word for Hedgehog or sea urchin due to its spiny seed head, is a beautiful perennial that is loved by bees and other pollinators.As a beekeeper I always try to include them in any garden design. Many of us have the old favorites […]

New Echinaceas @ The Captured Garden Foundation Planting, Orchids Garden, Daisy Flowers, Stand Strong, Goldfinch, Habitats, Perennials, Woodland, Garden Design

New Echinaceas - The Captured Garden

Who doesn’t love purple coneflowers? Echinacea, whose name comes from the Greek word for Hedgehog or sea urchin due to its spiny seed head, is a beautiful perennial that is loved by bees and other pollinators.As a beekeeper I always try to include them in any garden design. Many of us have the old favorites […]

Echinacea paradoxa, also known as Ozark coneflower, is the only yellow purple coneflower, hence the paradox! It’s a true prairie plant and can get tall so it will need some room. Love Flowers, Yellow Flowers, Wild Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Prairie Garden, Herbaceous Perennials, Native Plants, Flower Petals, Garden Inspiration
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New Echinaceas - The Captured Garden

Who doesn’t love purple coneflowers? Echinacea, whose name comes from the Greek word for Hedgehog or sea urchin due to its spiny seed head, is a beautiful perennial that is loved by bees and other pollinators.As a beekeeper I always try to include them in any garden design. Many of us have the old favorites […]

Echinacea simulata, wavy coneflower, is a beautiful native coneflower with thin, dainty petals. Bordering on the paler side of pink, it is a different look than the robust coneflower we are familiar with. Foundation Planting, Hardy Perennials, Blue Leaves, Types Of Soil, Bee Keeping, Wild Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Garden Design, Seeds
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New Echinaceas - The Captured Garden

Who doesn’t love purple coneflowers? Echinacea, whose name comes from the Greek word for Hedgehog or sea urchin due to its spiny seed head, is a beautiful perennial that is loved by bees and other pollinators.As a beekeeper I always try to include them in any garden design. Many of us have the old favorites […]

One of my favorites: For this project, we turned a large, relatively sparse garden into a welcoming backyard habitat. Our clients, avid bird lovers, wanted to encourage more species to come and visit. Foundation Planting, Front Steps, Native Plants, Habitats, Garden Landscaping, Stepping Stones, Woodland, Wildlife, Sidewalk
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Backyard Habitat - The Captured Garden

For this project we turned a large, relatively sparse garden into a welcoming backyard habitat. Our clients, avid bird lovers, wanted to encourage more species to come and visit. We worked on creating a garden habitat that would have four-season interest and take advantage of as much native plant material as possible. By using native […]

We worked on creating a garden habitat that would have four-season interest and take advantage of as much native plant material as possible Foundation Planting, Front Steps, Native Plants, Habitats, Woodland, Garden Design, Backyard, Green, Patio
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Backyard Habitat - The Captured Garden

For this project we turned a large, relatively sparse garden into a welcoming backyard habitat. Our clients, avid bird lovers, wanted to encourage more species to come and visit. We worked on creating a garden habitat that would have four-season interest and take advantage of as much native plant material as possible. By using native […]

One of my favorites: For this project, we turned a large, relatively sparse garden into a welcoming backyard habitat. Our clients, avid bird lovers, wanted to encourage more species to come and visit. Foundation Planting, Front Steps, Native Plants, Habitats, Garden Landscaping, Stepping Stones, Woodland, Wildlife, Sidewalk
Wildlife

Backyard Habitat - The Captured Garden

For this project we turned a large, relatively sparse garden into a welcoming backyard habitat. Our clients, avid bird lovers, wanted to encourage more species to come and visit. We worked on creating a garden habitat that would have four-season interest and take advantage of as much native plant material as possible. By using native […]

Got Worms? @ The Captured Garden Foundation Planting, Soil Layers, Earthworms, Organic Matter, My Secret Garden, Garden Design, Asian, Snake, Fishing
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Got Worms? - The Captured Garden

I have always loved earthworms. Whenever I would find them in my garden I would silently thank them for aerating my soil. I knew their castings were creating a nutrient-rich environment for my plants. When my kids were little rainy day walks took extra-long because we were constantly rescuing worms from puddles. […]

I have always loved earthworms. Whenever I would find them in my garden I would silently thank them for aerating my soil. I knew their castings were creating a nutrient-rich environment for my plants. Foundation Planting, Earthworms, Front Steps, Hunter Boots, Rubber Rain Boots, Garden Design, It Cast, Bing Images, Environment
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Got Worms? - The Captured Garden

I have always loved earthworms. Whenever I would find them in my garden I would silently thank them for aerating my soil. I knew their castings were creating a nutrient-rich environment for my plants. When my kids were little rainy day walks took extra-long because we were constantly rescuing worms from puddles. […]

If slugs are eating your hosta, why not try beating them to it? Hosta leaves are edible and taste somewhere between lettuce and young spinach. Foundation Planting, Aquaponics, Lawn And Garden, Lettuce, Habitats, Spinach, Bugs, Garden Design, Garden Ideas
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Hosta for Dinner - The Captured Garden

If slugs are eating your hosta, why not try beating them to it? I recently spoke at the Taylor Conservatory’s Growing Great Gardens and was fortunate to hear fellow speaker Ellen Zachos, the Backyard Forager. She revealed all kinds of wonderful forage from the garden, including hosta. Hosta leaves are edible and, according to […]

What a Tool @ The Captured Garden My Knees Ache, My Back Hurts, Foundation Planting, Front Steps, The Hard Way, 15 Years, Habitats, Fingers, Outdoor Power Equipment
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What a Tool - The Captured Garden

As a garden designer I love plants. That’s a given. But not too far behind my love of plants is a love of tools. Especially those that make my life easier. When I first started in this business over 15 years ago I did most everything the hard way. I slept well, due to exhaustion, but my back hurt, my knees ached, and my fingers tingled. As I have gotten older, and wiser, I have realized that tools can be a really good friend.

What a Tool @ The Captured Garden My Knees Ache, My Back Hurts, Foundation Planting, Front Steps, The Hard Way, 15 Years, Habitats, Fingers, Outdoor Power Equipment
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What a Tool - The Captured Garden

As a garden designer I love plants. That’s a given. But not too far behind my love of plants is a love of tools. Especially those that make my life easier. When I first started in this business over 15 years ago I did most everything the hard way. I slept well, due to exhaustion, but my back hurt, my knees ached, and my fingers tingled. As I have gotten older, and wiser, I have realized that tools can be a really good friend.

The Love Story between me and my garden is one of my favorites. And like love, it has its seasons. The Winter Garden: is not unlike the relationships that have gone through the years, and weathered the storms to find the roots still hold. Fine Gardening, Container Gardening, Spring Garden, Winter Garden, Foundation Planting, Front Steps, Garden Accessories, Some Pictures, Picture Show
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Accessories in the Garden - The Captured Garden

I was recently going through some pictures and came across a bunch that I had taken a few years back when entering Fine Gardening Magazine’s Container Challenge. The magazine tasked entrants with creating a container garden using a unique “accessory.” You can see from the pictures the, accessories I chose were quite varied. […]