A secluded retreat at East Campus in LincolnReconnecting with the Natural WorldStep 1: Disconnect Take back your yard: it’s not about the neighbors anymore. It’s about creating a restorative outdoor retreat to find a little peace. There are countless studies about the connection between connecting to the natural world and mental health and performance. Spending […]
Growing plants on the Great Plains can be tough. Extreme temperatures in the summer are hard on landscapes, and severe drought cycles are a normal part of life here. Follow these guidelines to help protect your investments and create a beautiful, thriving landscape. Remember this is a place to start, water needs will vary and […]
The Monarch, one of our favorite backyard visitors, is disappearing. Their habitat ranges the 3,000 miles they travel on their annual migration from their winter home in Mexico up to Canada. They need a steady supply of blooming plants to fuel their long journey, access to which has been broken up by miles of monoculture […]
We love big, old, beautiful shade trees. Nothing beats the dappled shade they throw on cool pathways in the heat of the summer. Gardeners often find it a challenge to landscape under big trees when they’re used to sun-drenched gardens filled with flowers. The trick to shade gardens is playing with foliage textures and contrasting […]
Natural-Look Gardens + Sustainable GardeningMother Nature is the best landscape designer, so start with what grows here naturally. Think seasonal themes: stunning false indigo in early spring, bright summer coneflowers and milkweeds, graceful prairie dropseed and colorful bluestems and asters in the fall. Start with the natives for a sense of Nebraska spirit, then mix […]
Early spring is one of the most exciting times for gardeners. We’ve spent winter nurturing our houseplants, planning our vegetable gardens, dreaming up new beds, and starting seeds when we just can’t wait any longer. The first green shoots of tulips poking out of a litter of last fall’s leaves mean warmer weather is coming. […]
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