Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 28

Prune Time: Get in the Garden Now

Pruning & Snow – You betcha! The great thing about having snow on the ground means I could reach high up into apple trees when I was out in the garden pruning this week. The experience also ramped up my fantasies; after a long winter, there is nothing like a landscape filled with pink, white, …

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Mar 12

Landscape Design Now for Spring

Okay, you can’t begin planting, but don’t let the snow stop you from planning your garden. Instead, use these frosty days to to take stock of your landscape. Since you have to be inside anyway, start with the windows you look out most. What would you like to see? A lot of people have windows …

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Mar 08

Is Design & Landscaping Tax Deductible?

Landscaping in some cases is tax deductible according to the IRS and many financial experts including information found on Forbes’ websites and on the Huffington Post site (see the article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-steber/home-improvement-tax-tips_b_3491632.html).  I hasten to add always check with your own accountant or advisor before you pursue the following deductions. You can often take the …

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Mar 03

How Gardens Combat Winter Blues

My feelings in an earlier blog about loving winter and gardening did not – unsurprisingly – get universally agreement. To help those having a hard time, I offer the following: Coldframe Magic Fresh-picked spinach from your garden for dinner. Sound impossible? Here’s how you do it: Purchase, or if you’re much more talented than I, build …

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