2023 Color of the Year: Terra Cotta

By Renee Godfrey Quillin The Garden Media Group announced that their pick for the 2023 Color of the Year is Terra Cotta. A new year gives rise to a fresh focus on the garden and no other better way to do so but with incorporating the timeless material with the warm and earthy tones of terra cotta pottery. This made me reflect on how modern design has strayed away from […]

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Top 5 Easy Care Houseplants

Why Houseplants? With snow coating the garden beds and the first spring bulbs still months away, I’m feeling even more grateful for my houseplants than I already do the rest of the year. Indoor plants have skyrocketed in popularity over the past two decades. However, houseplants are far from a new concept, dating as far back as early Greek and Roman civilization. Each generation seems to have their respective indoor […]

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Grasses – A Forgotten Feature

By: Elena Roman If you are looking to design a new garden or feel something may be missing from an existing garden, grasses may be what you are missing. They tend to be a forgotten and underrated feature, or even focal point to gardens, despite their versatility and reliability. Their success comes from their adaptability, allowing them to sustain in every environment and climate across the globe. Grasses grow quickly, […]

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Climbers in the Garden

By: Avery Meyers Driving through neighborhoods in DC and Northern Virginia, you will notice beautifully trained ivies and roses along walls and lattices, wisteria covering arbors, and vinca covering garden beds. Vines fill many important needs in landscaping and can be stunning when placed thoughtfully and well maintained. However, these incredible plants can have a detrimental effect on a property when used improperly or ignored. There are many diverse types […]

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Right Plant, Right Place

By: Ash Green Proper plant placement plays an essential role in landscape design. It is a compromise between the science of growing plants and the desire for artistic expression with plants. It is also important to note the abundant environmental benefits associated with proper plant placement. For example, tree placement has a significant role in energy conservation. Winter sun that enters south facing windows can heat your home effectively. Evergreen […]

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Fall Edition: What’s Going on in the Garden

Written By: Renee Godfrey Quillin As temperatures begin to fall and there is a cool crisp sensation in the air, this is one of the busiest times year in the life of a gardener. As plants begin to go dormant or dieback, this marks the beginning a completely new display with the right design and type pf plants. Autumn is also the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming Spring […]

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NALP Recognizes Planted Earth for Outstanding Landscape Projects

Planted Earth celebrates the reception of the 2019 National Association of Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence for Baltimore County Residence and Chesterfield Place Residence. The success of each project has only been made possible through the meld of meticulous design, positive client relations, and the highest possible craftsmanship. Baltimore County Residence is a renowned modern landscape with a woodsy palette informed by the surrounding forest area. Now a picture-perfect meditation […]

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