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October 10, 2021

Of Tree of Heaven and Lanternflies

Of Trees of Heaven and Lanternflies If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve heard about the Spotted lanternfly. Since they arrived in Allegheny County last year, […]
September 28, 2021

Vines: The Secret Ingredient for a Classy Landscape

Vines: The Secret Ingredient for a Classy Landscape   I think vines are the most underutilized “category” plant in the landscape. I think it’s because most […]
September 12, 2021

Bring Curb Appeal With Conifers!

Bring Curb Appeal With Conifers!   If there’s one group of plants we all adore at Plumline, it’s conifers! Conifers are a type of gymnosperm that […]
September 6, 2021

6 Ingredients for a Superb Pollinator Garden

6 Ingredients for a Superb Pollinator Garden Pollinator gardens are a “buzz” word these days but they’re more than a trend or fad. Though they are […]
August 30, 2021

10 Shrubs for Stunning Fall Color (Better than Burning Bush!)

10 Shrubs for Stunning Fall Color (Better than Burning Bush!)   Spring flowering trees, summer blooming perennials, and ornamental evergreens are all important features of a […]
January 26, 2021

What’s Great About Proven Winners Plants?

What’s Great About Proven Winners Plants? Happy new year, readers!  Thank you for your business and, despite the challenges of COVID, for making 2020 a great […]
November 3, 2020

Go Plant A Tree!

Go Plant A Tree! Among the most frequent questions I get is: “Is now an okay time to plant?” We all get this question, from March […]
October 14, 2020

My Favorite Fall Flowering Perennials

My Favorite Fall Flowering Perennials Many gardeners focus on tree planting in the fall. Now is a great time to shop for trees because you can […]
September 22, 2020

Let’s Talk Ornamental Grasses

Let’s Talk Ornamental Grasses Don’t overlook ornamental grasses when you plant. There are many reasons to utilize them in the landscape. They’re easy to grow, durable, […]
September 1, 2020

My Favorite Summer Flowering Perennials

My Favorite Summer Flowering Perennials Summer is in full force, and it seems all the griping about rain the past couple years has finally caught up […]
August 13, 2020

A Hydrangea for Every Garden

A Hydrangea for Every Garden I can be a garden critic so when I say that hydrangeas are one of my favorite shrubs for the landscape, […]
July 15, 2020

Native Alternatives to Traditional Plants

Native Alternatives to Traditional Plants In my last post, I wrote about the importance of using native plants in the landscape. I realize this subject is […]
June 24, 2020

Reimagine Landscaping with Natives

Reimagine Landscaping with Natives If you read about gardening and landscaping, even casually, chances are you’ve come across articles or discussions on native plants – especially […]
June 9, 2020

Transform Your Yard Into a Garden

Transform Your Yard into a Garden   Before you begin your yardwork endeavors this year, might I suggest something? Instead of viewing your landscape as a […]
May 18, 2020

Friends Tell Friends to Plant Annuals!

Friends Tell Friends to Plant Annuals   Despite the recent cold temperatures, summer is on the horizon. If you haven’t been in recently, come on in […]
April 27, 2020

My Favorite Spring Flowering Perennials

My Favorite Spring Flowering Perennials A landscape that doesn’t incorporate spring flowering plants is only extending the winter season. That might be venial if there is […]
April 9, 2020

Selecting the Right Size Tree

Selecting the Right Size Tree   As one of the largest nurseries in the Greater Pittsburgh region, I think it’s reasonable to say we have one […]
March 25, 2020

6 Tips for Landscaping Your Yard This Year

6 Tips for Landscaping Your Yard This Year Spring 2020 is here! Winter flowering witch hazel is nearly finished, forsythia is beginning to open, and my […]