Creating Your Own Downton Abbey Garden

Creating Your Own Downton Abbey Garden

By Matt Cost Hit show Downton Abbey may have an ensemble cast with critical acclaim, but the English castle estate and gardens are the real stars of the show. The Highclere Castle, which sits on 1,000 acres, dates back to the 8th century and serves as the backdrop for the often overblown story lines of the … Continue reading

Is Mulch Helping or Hurting Your Garden?

Is Mulch Helping or Hurting Your Garden?

Like a woman’s make-up, mulch can instantly brighten up even the most drab planting bed, if applied properly.  The best part is, not only does it look great, mulch is great for minimizing weeds and keeping your plants healthy.  A layer of 2-3 inches of mulch will hold moisture longer than the soil itself after … Continue reading

When Roses are Weeds

When Roses are Weeds

You know what you call a rose growing where you don’t want it to grow?  A weed.  Even the most beautiful plant placed in spot where it’s not wanted becomes eyesore or a potential problem.  When picking out plants for a particular space there are five filters, or five questions you should always ask.  These … Continue reading

How to Start Designing Gardens

How to Start Designing Gardens

I’m convinced there is a garden designer inside of each of us.  Just like there’s a writer,  an artist, a stylist, and a philosopher. If you have a story or a perspective you qualify.  All you need is a little knowledge to bring it out.  In the words of the illustrious Jim Rome: “Have a … Continue reading