Owner/Designer - Jennifer Markel


Cincinnati, Ohio

June 8, 2020

Summer is here with the promise of warmth and long days. Our experience will be a bit different this year. Hammocks are being set up for lounging, plastic pools are selling like hotcakes, and patio chairs are finally getting filled. So, what are we surrounding ourselve...

January 14, 2020

January in Ohio, temps in the 50's, and I planted two more trees in my yard. Now for most people this would not be a top priority on a precious warm winter day, but we just moved into a new house with a larger yard and it needs trees. My husband thinks I'm crazy but pl...

August 16, 2019

So let's begin with the number one way to lessen the presence of mosquitoes in your yard. Then if you want to read on feel free.


Done deal. Here is a list of places to check and clean:

1) Clogged downspouts (Clean out those gutters).

2) Flus...

February 1, 2019

What is “in style” changes rapidly, but larger design trends may last for years. Currently natural landscape design is in and not just any natural landscape. Prairie.

It makes sense, starting a woodland or wetland takes time. So, we turn to the prairie to provide us wit...

May 16, 2018

What are we seeing after such a crazy start to spring and what to do about it.

November 25, 2017

The Midwest in the winter. Dark. Cold. Colorless. No wonder we are obsessed with planting evergreens. What never fails to amaze is how much effort we invest into cutting back fantastic winter plants.

Tall graceful grasses that glow in the early evening light, spent bloo...

July 16, 2017

Nothing tastes as refreshing as an icy glass of water in the swelter of summer. After the bright greens of spring, plants take on deep summer hues that can look tired on hot afternoons. Since we don’t live with the scarcity of water that drives the bar high for landsca...

December 22, 2016

Landscape, garden, plantings. Whatever you call those living things in your yard they are not a static part of your property. When you install a new landscape it will change for better or worse. A shrub may get too big while a group of perennials disappears completely....

October 17, 2016

Fall is here and with it chilly mornings, pumpkin spice lattes, and planting season. Flats of flowers may fly out of greenhouses in the spring, but the serious stuff goes in the ground in autumn. So although it is time to plant bulbs, think bigger and haul that oak, ma...

July 3, 2016

Do you appreciate a manicured lawn, well behaved shrubs and clean trees? Or do you look out the window while speeding along the highway in the heat of summer and marvel at the grasses and flowers that grow in the fields?

We plant trees, shrubs and perennials around our...

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