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Mulch Much??

Un..beee…leeeeive…able!! This is the WORST mulch job I have ever seen in my 15 year career! It was sooooo bad…. that I noticed it as I drove by at 40 mph! Being the curious gardener that I am, I had to turn around, check this out & get some photos. I surely hope that the company who did this, just doesn’t know any better. As far as my standards go, this is COMPETELY unacceptable. Was the shredder/grinder broken or were the blades in need of changing? Did anyone check to see if the shredder/grinder even had blades?! I was just wondering because DAMN! Some of these pieces are so incredibly HUGE! I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m not even sure what kind of wood was used, but to the credit of the company who spread it, at least it’s NOT chipped/shredded/dyed pallets! Thank God for that! Homeowners BEWARE! If a company shows up at your house with mulch like this, don’t even let them drop it in your driveway! Please know that as a customer, you have the right to request a SAMPLE of the type of mulch that will be used in your landscape. You also have the right to refuse junk like this!


What it means to garden HOT!

When I’m asked to describe my gardening style, I could use a traditional term like ‘contemporary’. Usually I don’t. The term I most often use is HOT….so what exactly does that mean?  It simply means that I like bold & wild colors like reds, hot pink, fuschias, yellow, orange & so on. I also like to use bold plants that make a statement. Then there’s also the addition of art. I am an artist & try to incorporate some type of art in my gardens, a client’s choosing or mine. It adds interest (sometimes year round) as well as color & whimsy. C’mon people, gardening is supposed to be fun & expressive! Don’t be shy…..let your personality shine through in your garden spaces.

Examples of hot garden colors.

'Jacob Cline' Bee Balm.
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