Monday, March 21st, 2016
It’s just too bad those old bell-bottom jeans don’t fit anymore. Like clothing, landscaping styles change. There have been times when we couldn’t keep enough perennials in stock because everybody and their mother wanted perennial gardens. The same happened with grass gardens for a few years. We have been in this long enough to see the perennials lead to grasses to rocks to mulch to low-maintenance evergreens and shrubs to more stone. Each time the stone comes out and the mulch goes in and the mulch comes out and we do the hokey pokey and we turn it all around. That’s what it’s all about.
There is always a balance of color and texture, height and depth. Each landscape has its pros and cons and as I always say, “Landscaping is very personal.” What you want in your landscape is something that reflects your style. At the end of the day, when you come home and see your home again after a long day you know it’s yours, bell-bottoms and all.