The Wicked Yard

From Flowers to Foliage: Your Ultimate Fall Planting Guide

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Sep 18, 2019 8:43:47 AM

Amber leaves, golden blooms, scarlet shrubs — nothing says ‘fall’ like an abundance of nature’s most brilliant colors.

“Fall is a great time to plant and relax outside while working in the garden,” says Andy Grondalski, Nursery Manager at Sixteen Acres Garden Center in Springfield, MA. While it’s a common misconception that you can’t plant in the fall, the cooler climate is ideal for a wide array of flowers and foliage.

This fall planting guide will show you a variety of flowers, trees and plants that will add festive hues and textures to your landscape, while complementing natural stone hardscape features.

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Topics: granite steps, fieldstone, flowers

8 Freestanding and Retaining Stone Wall Designs That Will Add Dimension to Your Property

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Oct 11, 2017 10:26:00 AM

A natural stone wall will embellish the look of your property while harmoniously connecting your house design with nature. These structures can create charming raised flower beds, natural garden backdrops, boundary markers, driveway ramps, or purely serve as decoration.

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Topics: Granite, stone walls, freestanding wall, retaining wall, fieldstone

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