Replacing Barberry with Native Wildflowers in Saratoga Springs, NY

Recently I wrote an article about the link between using Japanese Barberry shrubs in landscaping and an increase in human Lyme disease infection rates in the surrounding neighborhoods. As people in Saratoga Springs, NY are learning about how we the people are collaborating against ourselves in a public health crisis through lazy and shortsighted landscaping practices, [...]

By |2017-07-10T18:07:00-04:00July 9th, 2017|ecosystem, Invasive plant, Japanese Barberry, landscape design in Saratoga, landscaping, Native Plants, native plants in Saratoga, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, summer|Comments Off on Replacing Barberry with Native Wildflowers in Saratoga Springs, NY

Invasives and Nuance

Invasives and Nuance I've had a long and complicated relationship with Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum), and we finally broke up for good this year. The opening photo shows C. perfoliatum's cousin, Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum). It's Invasive Species Awareness Week, so I thought maybe it's a good time to open up about my experience of [...]

By |2017-05-22T22:10:34-04:00April 19th, 2017|Cup Plant, garden, Invasive plant species, landscaping|Comments Off on Invasives and Nuance

Natural Landscaping Photo Shoot in Saratoga Springs, NY

Drone View of a Saratoga Lake Garden Natural Landscaping Photo Shoots in Saratoga Springs, NY This summer past we had the happy occasion to work with Ray Stockwell of Stockwell Media on a natural landscaping photo shoot in Saratoga Springs, NY. The sites photographed were naturally landscaped properties we designed or renovated over the past [...]

By |2017-02-13T22:21:06-05:00February 13th, 2017|Joe Pye Weed, landscaping, native plants, natural landscaping, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|Comments Off on Natural Landscaping Photo Shoot in Saratoga Springs, NY

The Church Butterfly Garden in Ballston Spa

Butterfly Garden at the Ballston Spa Church  This year we were delighted to be asked to create a butterfly garden in Ballston Spa at a Church: Christ the Savior Orthodox Church on Eastline Rd in Saratoga County. The butterfly garden was designed to accent the lovely roadside sign the church recently had built. This [...]

By |2017-02-09T12:58:58-05:00January 30th, 2017|Ballston Spa, butterfly garden, landscaping|Comments Off on The Church Butterfly Garden in Ballston Spa

New Woodland Gardens in Saratoga Springs, NY

New Woodland Garden in Saratoga Springs, NY This summer we designed and installed a new woodland garden in Saratoga Springs, NY, in the neighborhood near Saratoga Lake. Shade gardens are one of the easiest places in the property to landscape sustainably, because of the rich and diverse body of available native plants that [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:06-04:00July 12th, 2016|garden, landscaping, native plants, native plants in Saratoga, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, shade garden, wildflower, wildflower gardens, woodland garden|Comments Off on New Woodland Gardens in Saratoga Springs, NY

Privacy Landscaping in Saratoga Springs

Privacy Landscaping in Saratoga   Quick, don't think about it just answer: what do you think of your neighbors? Do you secretly cringe when they catch you at the mailbox? Or do you like them enough to comfortably share the neighborhood without overthinking it? I'm asking because "landscaping for privacy" is brought up [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:28:11-04:00October 7th, 2015|garden, landscape design in Saratoga, landscaping, Native Plants, native plants, Saratoga, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga native plants, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|Comments Off on Privacy Landscaping in Saratoga Springs

Habitat Benefit Garden Tour

   On August 9th there will be a Habitat Benefit Garden Tour in Saratoga Springs from 4pm-7pm. The tour is self guided, consisting of ecosystem friendly, sustainable gardens designed by Jessecology. Tickets are $10 and will support the Saratoga Code Blue Shelter. They are available at 2 locations: the help desk of the Healthy Living [...]