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Keeping up with landscaping trends

Sometimes it is good to take a pause and look at things currently happening (or not happening) in landscaping. In this column, let’s look at ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, June 16, 2023 8:00 am


Creating the perfect spot to relax

Relaxing sounds pretty good to most of us. Whether yours has been a hard day, or you’re retired, creating a relaxing spot outdoors most likely ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, May 19, 2023 2:04 pm


Food for thought: Tips for edible landscaping 

Landscaping with edibles, or “foodscaping,” is a subject that has popped up from time to time in recent years. So, what exactly is meant by ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Thursday, April 20, 2023 11:37 am


It’s that time of year

Finally, according to the calendar, as well as the weather, spring has arrived! Today, let’s give a little thought to planting time and to performing ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 12:22 pm


Sheds and other multi-use buildings

Farmers have tool sheds and barns, and sometimes these are constructed prior to the farmhouse itself. There might be garden sheds, hay or grain storage ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:30 pm


Get plant and seed requests in early

Annually, right on schedule, the mailbox contains seed and nursery catalogs about the end of the year or the start of the next one. Jung ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Thursday, January 19, 2023 8:00 am


Is an outdoor water feature right for your landscape?

The sounds made by water are universally loved. People flock to the ocean for the waves. Others seek out mountain waterfalls. So many of our ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 2:33 pm


Adding a fire feature to the yard

Since our earliest recorded history, people have found it natural to gather around a fire.   A roaring fire draws people to it; a bonding ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Wednesday, December 14, 2022 11:21 am


The woodland garden

Woodlands are typically associated with a rustic or unique home, but this naturalistic option for landscaping can be used with most homes if planning and ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, November 25, 2022 10:00 am


Fall colors lovelier than usual

About the middle of October, spectacular fall colors favored our eyes this year in Appalachia. Some areas are still going strong, but those that had ... Read more

by Max Phelps, Friday, October 28, 2022 8:00 am

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