In Too Deep? June 24, 2011
Take a close look at your trees.
Do they look happy? The trunk probably looks relatively strong and free of obvious damage. Leaves might even look fairly full and lush.
Now, take a really good look and ask yourself: "If something was wrong with my trees deep down, would I be able to tell minus the obvious signs?"Read More
Every Dogwood Has Its Day June 10, 2011
The flowering dogwood is considered a treasure in the landscape. Native to the eastern half of the U.S., this Virginia state tree can soften the vertical lines of a home or provide background for other plants like azaleas by providing striking horizontal structure.
Dogwoods are a standard tree in many gardens where they are used to shade patios, add spring or fall color or provide lovely floral accents with their pink, white or red blooms.
Dogwoods also attract wildlife; because they produce fruit, they are favorites of birds.Read More
My Long Journey Home May 23, 2011
I'm ready for my close-up.
That's right. Today, I'm officially a star. For those who want my autograph, I'm happy to share a leaf. But, please, only a few at a time. My fame comes from the fact that I have a particularly spectacular crown, if I do say so myself. Plus, I'm busy getting settled and need all of my energy.Read More