Trees, Shrubs & Perennials

Seeking to add value and enjoyment to your home, we create landscapes that can be low maintenance while providing variety and beauty at the same time. When we create a landscape design, we select plant material suited for the locations growing conditions as well as flow, texture and color to insure a landscape that will mature beautifully.

Trees

Offering many benefits to your landscape, trees can provide not only beauty but practicality as well. Implementing the use of shade and ornamental trees within a landscape design can lower utility expenses during the growing season. Additionally, they lose their foliage in late fall, allowing the winter sun to warm your home or business.

Shade trees, such as Maples, Oaks and Ash, come in wide varieties of shapes and sizes. Ornamental trees, such as Crabapples, River Birches and Redbuds, can be used as focal points of your landscape to add interest with their flowers, color, or unique bark texture. Conifers, such as Junipers, Cedars and Pine trees, can provide evergreen screening from undesirable views and help protect your property from cold winter conditions.

Shrubs

Shrubs can provide nearly endless diversity when planning your landscape. With the wide selection of available shrubs, it is important to narrow the selection by considering sun and shade exposure as well as wet and dry areas. Evergreen shrubs, either broadleaf or conifer, are incorporated into designs to anchor foundation plantings. Flowering shrubs are an important part of any landscape. Whether the flowering season is early in spring or middle of summer, utilizing the flowering season will ensure consistent color in your landscape. With more unique selections, shrubs can be utilized as a focal point.

Perennials

Perennials provide consistent color year after year. Endless selections in perennials will grow in a wide variety of conditions. Sun vs. shade, wet vs. dry. When planting perennials, it is important to consider the flowering timing and length of the flowering period. Perennials require low maintenance and will complement other flowering shrubs to make your landscape colorful throughout the year.

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Container Gardening

Flowering shrubs and perennials display great color in the spring, summer and fall, but the best flowering color will always be achieved with annuals. Annual color can be used in unlimted ways, from decorative pots on a porch to an entryway to create an inviting area to your home. Commonly referred to as container gardening, pots, planters and window boxes add color to areas where space is limited.

A patio, deck or balcony without containers can feel drab and dull. One advantage of container gardening is that it allows the use of annuals in unusual, unexpected combinations. Tropical plants, like Hibiscus, Mandevilla Vine, Citrus trees, Dracena and others that are not Kansas winter hardy in our climate but thrive in Kansas summer growing conditions, can be used in combination with more traditional annuals like Vinca, Begonias, Impatiens, Sweet Potato Vine, Springerii Fern and others. Annual planters will create a beautiful addition to your setting.

Container gardening can be modified as the seasons change. From Mums and Corn Stalks in the fall to Cedar, Holly and Spruce for the Christmas season, annuals can provide year round enjoyment.

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Spring & Fall Annual Color

Annual color will compliment a properly designed landscape when seasonal color changes are made for year round color and enjoyment. The installation of summer annuals, which flower through the entire growing season, will provide consistent color throughout the summer until the first frost.

Summer annuals are suitable for all growing conditions. Whether it be a hot, sunny location or cool, shady location, the colors available are vast. A landscape that utilizes annual color will insure your landscape has curb appeal all season long. When a colorful landscape is properly designed, annual beds can provide visual interest when flowering shrubs and perennials are not flowering. These annual color bed areas can be used to draw your eye to the entry or a focal point in your garden.

A colorful landscape does not have to end at the first frost. Cold hardy Pansies, when planted in the fall, brighten your winter landscape until the frigid winter temperatures arrive. They reawaken when early spring temperatures return. It is not unheard of for Pansies to flower during those early and late winter snowfalls. When planted in the fall with Pansies, Dutch bulbs such as Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths, provide the first glimpse of spring as they begin to poke through the ground after a cold winter.

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