StormwaterWise Landscaping

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Arlington Residents! I recently attended a contractor-training day with the StormwaterWise Landscaping program. Did you know that you can receive a significant reimbursement for residential landscape projects that improve your stormwater management? The drawback to this program is that it is based on a lottery that only happens once a year. The lottery opens up on March 1st, so I urge you to check it out. As they say, you can’t win if you don’t play.

Find all the details on the county website  or contact me for help understanding the program.

Winter Jasmine Brightens My Run

Winter Jasmine Brightens My Run

I was running down the Custis Trail yesterday and saw all this Winter Jasmine hanging along the retaining wall- lovely! Native to China, this is a wonderful early winter bloomer, suggestive of forsythia to come a little later.

2017 is All About ‘Greenery’!

2017 is All About ‘Greenery’!

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 is a no-brainer for the landscape. ‘Greenery’ is meant to be fresh, lively, and symbolic of a fresh start- all the things a good garden should be!

What will you do outside in 2017?

Beautyberry for Autumn Interest

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Callicarpa americana for fall interest.

Beautyberry is such an amazing shrub. The berries don’t even look real to me, but of course they are. This is a native shrub in our area.

Perfect Weekend

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Stunning early fall color in North Arlington.

Wow, DC! The forecast is calling for a perfect weekend to get out and clean up the yard! I know I’ll be out pruning, cutting back perennials, and pulling some pesky weeds. Savor the moments outdoors and TGIF!