Inside Out Blog

24 Jun

Be Kind to Pollinators Week

Perhaps you missed “National Pollinator Week” last week, a U.S. Senate-designated now international celebration that calls attention to declining pollinator populations. What’s a pollinator? Thinking back to fifth grade...

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17 Jun

Architectural Plants for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

Dramatic and architectural are not terms one would normally associate with plantings in the home landscape. But planting striking “architectural” plants is a garden design technique landscape architects have...

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31 May

Color Rotation for Indoor Plants

Few interior plantscaping staffers work harder than on the days when new plants arrive and older plants in commercial installations are replaced or “rotated.” Usually, the plants on rotation...

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23 May

Espalier By Example

Espalier (pronounced es-PAHL-yay) is the name for a plant, usually a tree, with horizontal branches trained to grow in tiers on a framework or trellis to the left and...

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05 May

Bedding Plants for Summer Gardens

Plant merchandisers for nurseries and big box stores offer a good selection of early summer bedding plants this month. Most plants for your yard and veggie garden have the...

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24 Jan

Pentagon Centre Gets A Facelift With A Touch Of Green

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (aka Pentagon City Mall) in Arlington, VA is undergoing a complete interior and exterior renovation. Completed in 1989, the facility was once home...

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