We've written a bunch of design articles over the past six years and I've found three of my favorites. Check them out below: The 3 D's of Landscape Design: Doodle, Delineate and Draw The Many Styles of Garden Design: Hint, there are 4 styles we love. Winter Dreaming and Landscape … [Read more...]
Homemade Christmas Wreaths
Do you hang a wreath on your door for the Holidays? Every year I aim to have a cool creative wreath on my door for the Christmas Holidays. This year I wanted to teach you how to create a special wreath for your home using materials in your own backyard. I get pretty sentimental about wreaths, … [Read more...]
Christmas Trees: Live container tree vs. Cut tree
Have you ever thought about buying a live Christmas tree in it's container for the holiday instead of a cut tree? I don't know how many people wonder about buying a real Christmas tree each years in lieu of a cut tree. But it's crossed my mind many times. I've done it in the past only to have the … [Read more...]
Christmas Tree Species
Do you get a live cut Christmas tree every year? Or are you an artificial tree diehard? I grew up in an artificial tree family. I barely think it crossed my mind when I was young. I recall just being interested in the presents. As I got into high school I was obsessed with 'saving the earth', I also … [Read more...]
Learn how to not feel guilty about your water use in the Southwest.
Hot summer days can wreak havoc on our yards, many people start to freak out that their plants are going to die. Today I want to chat about some steps you can take to stress less about your yard in the summer. Did you know that 40% of the drinking water in Albuquerque is used on residential … [Read more...]
Four 4th of July party prep tips for having fun outdoors!
Just about every city in the country celebrates the 4th of July in some fashion or not. Here in Albuquerque, New Mexico we celebrate in our neighborhood with a huge block party. It most definitely something the kids on the street look forward to all year. In fact, families regularly plan their … [Read more...]
Albuquerque Plant Nursery Tour (the cliff notes version)
I’ve been busy over here at My Landscape Coach visiting nurseries and checking in on all the great products they have this year. I am so excited to be bringing this to you. I know it’s that time of year when we are all itching to get out and buy plants, plants sales are going to be in full force … [Read more...]
There once was a man from Nantucket…..
I'm back from a very restful trip to Nantucket. As I was preparing to write this blog post, I'm reminded that no matter where we go we are surrounded by community. Whether it is a community of friends on vacation, tourists on bicycles, or fisherman on their skiffs. Each represent a different type of … [Read more...]