Year Two in the Corporate Habitat Garden

Year Two in the Corporate Habitat Garden Last summer I was contacted by a forward thinking financial advisor in Clifton Park, NY to renovate her landscaping into something more natural and easy to care for. The area where the garden was planted sits right under a mature Ash tree, creating dry, woodland-like conditions, and so [...]

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

New Native Plant Gardens in Saratoga Region

Blue Mistflower in a Saratoga Springs Garden This year brought many new native plant garden projects, and many return customers who wanted more projects where mature natural gardening projects exist already. Natural landscaping can be addicting like that, once a person experiences how easy and beautiful native plant landscaping is, and how many wonderful [...]

By |2016-12-19T23:04:44-05:00December 19th, 2016|garden design in Saratoga, native plants, native plants in Saratoga, natural, natural landscaping, Saratoga gardens, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY|Comments Off on New Native Plant Gardens in Saratoga Region

Please stop with the Lyme tick nurseries

In the region of upstate New York where I live, Lyme disease- an infection of the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that's spread primarily by deer ticks- has become an epidemic. All the odd controversies aside, there are physical realities about this situation that are not being acknowledged. Primarily the reality that we are a part of [...]

By |2016-12-19T23:37:06-05:00December 10th, 2016|Japanese Barberry, lyme disease, Native Plants, native plants in Saratoga, Saratoga, Saratoga County|Comments Off on Please stop with the Lyme tick nurseries

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