Vertical Gardens of Raleigh!

I recently took my youngest daughter off to college- Go Wolfpack! While in Raleigh, I took a little field trip to visit some of the vertical gardens adjacent to the NC State campus. Of course- it only took my mind off of my overwhelming grief for a brief while- but here they are for your enjoyment! This first example (below) uses...Learn More

Fourth Friday At Color Landscapes

FOURTH FRIDAY IS THIS FRIDAY AT COLOR LANDSCAPES!              114 West Front Street, Burlington.       August 23 from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m COME SEE US ON AUGUST 23rd from 5-9 at our new office. We would love to see you and chat about your summer projects. Come hear the music, and stop in for a drink and a...Learn More

New Color Landscapes Projects!

We are busy as usual here at Color Landscapes! Here in residential design, I thought I would show you a few of our outstanding projects that are currently being designed and installed: Burlington Outdoor Kitchen: This project is currently under installation and will include a large Belgard Patio and beautiful outdoor kitchen featuring a Belgard Harmony Pizza Oven! Project...Learn More

Contemporary Pool Landscaping

Contemporary Pool by San Francisco Landscape Architect Arterra LLP Landscape Architects Working on a contemporary pool landscape in Raleigh this week. Incorporating boulder outcroppings, interesting dwarf conifers, grasses and a variety of blooming perennials. Take a look at my idea book for this customer on HOUZZ.   Trying to decide between wood mulch- but leaning more towards an interesting pea gravel for...Learn More

Varieties of Redbuds- Cercis canadensis!

REDBUDS- Their bright purple flowers let you know for sure that spring is here! For those of you who have used Cercis Canadensis in your landscape (Eastern Redbud) there are some exciting varieties that you should know about:'Traveler"- Dwarf weeping form- same great purple flowers, but smaller weeping habit.'Forest Pansy': Large burgundy heart shaped leaves.'Hearts of Gold'- Large yellow heart...Learn More

Top 10 Under-Used Plants In The Triad

This month I want to highlight my top 10 UNDERUSED plants for the Triad area. I know many of you will discuss with me at length your intense (and it IS intense) hatred for the everloving Nandina, Bradford Pear and Juniper- that is not what we will be discussing here. Here are my top 10 plants that have to...Learn More

What is blooming NOW in the Triad?

This month in the Triad, you can find a huge variety of plant materials in full bloom- here are a few: DAFFODILS: This early bloomer comes in a variety of color combinations, great blue foliage that persists after the blooms. An added bonus is that it is deer resistant. SAUCER MAGNOLIA: LOVE this tree with its profuse pink, to deep...Learn More

Time to Plan Your Vegetable Garden!

It’s that time of year again- time to get out the tiller, and start those garden plants from seeds to plant in your yearly vegetable garden! Our tips below should get you started: Planning your vegetable garden Any old spot won’t do when planning where to plant vegetables. The site location is of the utmost importance.  It must have...Learn More