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Daphne Odora winter fragrance

This time of the year we aren’t always walking around in our Gardens so There is nothing more welcoming than a waft of heady fragrance.

Daphne odora is one of those fabulous plants that in my opinion is a must have in every Garden tucked in on either side of the front door or along the entrance Pathway to your home it’s one of those plants that makes getting through the winter months just a little more pleasant.

I love to cut a few sprigs off and put them in tiny vases around the house the perfume that they give off is the Perfect Blend not too overwhelming.

These Evergreen plants with beautiful Rosy pink flower buds that open to White in early winter thru early spring love a dappled shade environment.

Now is the time to purchase for best selection. Enjoy

Holiday pots for the porch to add some bling factor

This is the time of year when your holiday pots are welcoming family and friends to your home. It presents an opportunity to make your porch extra special. Adding a beautiful container in a fun color and shape is always a great way to go. Make sure you get a pot that is large enough for the space being to small will get just get lost and not make an impact. Next fill it with good organic soil add in some time release fertilizer and you are ready to plant up.
I love to use tiny evergreen trees then I add in some moss and a few pansies will last right thru till springtime. One of my favorite Hellebore to use is ivory prince the leaves are evergreen the flowers start to emerge in the new year depending on the area you live in with a wonderful white face which easily goes with any decor. Put in some Wintergreen it has beautiful red berries that are bright and cheerful. Don’t forget the slug bait to protect everything you just planted.
There are other ways to take your pots up a notch by adding beautiful ornaments to reflect the light or candles can be added i love using the outdoor ones that are battery operated and have a remote feature making it super easy to turn on and off. Throw in some cedar bows or some holly add some pine cones. Take a walk around your garden and see what looks good to cut then insert it directly into the soil with the cool weather the cuttings will last right thru December looking fresh and festive. If you have an outlet nearby your pot try adding some tiny twinkle lights putting a timer on them will make it simple and easy for you to enjoy. We at Evans Creek Landscape wish you a very happy holiday

Evans Creek loves lettuce!

evans creek loves lettuce

There is nothing more wonderful than going out into your own vegetable garden and picking fresh lettuce for dinner. Evans Creek landscape has installed many gardens over the years. And more and more clients are asking for vegetable gardens. Putting in raised garden boxes allows easy access for picking and maintaining your veggies. Adding drip  irrigation also keeps plants evenly watered and thriving.