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French Country Landscape

Written on March 10, 2016 at 11:31 am, by

“Is it French yet?”  The client smilingly asked the very big question with a very small inquiry. That question was posed when the landscape was completed on this French Country Manor adaptation designed by local architect, Rick Lukasik.   From the initial consultation the homeowners and the architect clearly stated their desire for a garden that  Continue Reading »

Rhododendron In Chicago – How To Plant

Written on September 22, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “Rhododendron won’t grow up here.”   While Zone 5 is not friendly to many rhododendrons, there are literally dozens that are cold-hardy for our Chicago winters. They may expire over the winter but almost certainly they are already weakened from other cultural factors. The cold  Continue Reading »