In the spring time, it is natural to think about planting flowers and vegetables, but it is also a good time to think about planting evergreens. While any shrub or tree gives some year round form to the landscape, nothing does it as uniformly as an evergreen. Before everything has burst into color, it is […]

I don’t know how it got started. Maybe it was from magazines or from the process of shopping for a house. Possibly it was the desire for shade and privacy. It might have been because of trying to control weeds or soften stark structural lines. But somehow, it has become an American tradition to plant right up next to the house. In actuality, the view of the house from the street is not the one most often observed by the resident.