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    Misc Trees

    The Immortal Evergreen

    By David Beaulieu | February 10, 2017

    How are the plants in your yard looking these days? If you live in the North, as I do, your deciduous trees and shrubs are probably pretty bare. My sweetgum tree, viburnum shrubs and spirea shrubs were some of the last holdouts. Even my neighbor’s Bradford pear tree, always one of the last to give up the struggle, has shed the remainder of its tardy but oh-so-brilliant fall foliage. But not all is lost — well, not if you’ve had…

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  • Misc Trees

    3 Little Giants

    Some plants classified by the experts as “shrubs” are often thought of as “trees” by the general populace. And while the experts employ technical definitions to make the distinction, even they admit that there…

    By David Beaulieu | April 1, 2011
  • Landscape Design

    Help! My Roots Are Showing

    A question I often receive from homeowners goes something like this: “I have this big pine tree out in my front yard. Nothing grows very well under it, making that area basically an expanse…

    By David Beaulieu | February 17, 2011
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    Bone Up on Your Evergreens!

    It’s easy to ignore evergreens when the yard is loaded with flowers. Often called the “bones” of the landscape, some evergreens are about as sexy during the summer as just that — bones. The…

    By David Beaulieu | January 6, 2011
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    Hickory, Chicory, Dock

    Think for a moment about the origins of the various culinary and medicinal purposes to which plants have been put over the millennia. For every fruit, nut, leaf, berry, etc. that became food or…

    By David Beaulieu | November 4, 2010
  • Landscape Design

    What’s So Hot About Autumn Blaze?

    It’s August now, and I admit that part of me is starting to think about the upcoming fall season. It’s the landscaper part of me that’s looking ahead; the outdoor enthusiast part of me…

    By David Beaulieu | August 5, 2010
  • Landscape Design

    Don’t Look Down on Dwarfs

    “What’s up with dwarf trees? Who would want a tree that’s essentially a runt? I’d somehow feel gypped if I bought a tree that stayed short instead of growing up tall like all the…

    By David Beaulieu | June 17, 2010