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How to match your home with your landscape

As a landscape design consultant, my job is to compliment my client's home with their landscape. In this project, my client had just added a beautiful garden conservatory room which needed a semi-formal, classical landscape to compliment the new addition.

What a difference a day makes

Yesterday saw the first day lily bloom this year ( not counting Stella d' oro which has been blooming for several weeks now) 'Kate Carpenter'  bloomed yesterday, followed by 'Pumpkin Moonshine" this morning. Both could not be more different. Both gorgeous. This is it- the start of the day lily season - keep up with it, if you … Continue reading What a difference a day makes

5 Easy Steps to growing your own beautiful flower beds!

 ALAMANCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES PRESENT On Monday, March 20 2017 at 6.00 pm at the Graham Public Library   Presented by Jacqui Mehring, artist, landscape designer, master gardener and owner of Alba Landscapes, who has lived and gardened in Alamance County for more than 20 years. Jacqui will discuss how to: Decide on where you are … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to growing your own beautiful flower beds!

Remembering beautiful gardens from 2016-Magnificent Montrose

Montrose Gardens in Hillsborough, October 2016 I'm not usually a tropical garden person, but it would be impossible not to love Nancy Goodwin's magnificent, lush tropical garden at Montrose. There was a profusion of perennials and annuals all merging and blending with each other giving the illusion of wildness. However, the mixture of textures, colors and … Continue reading Remembering beautiful gardens from 2016-Magnificent Montrose

It’s not too late to plant for spring

Usually I try get spring bulbs in the ground by Thanksgiving This year I'm pushing the envelope... ice on the bird bath.. yet the soil is not frozen so for the brief time the sun came out, I grabbed my shovel and started digging! I popped in a mixture of tulips and narcissus, then covered the bulbs with some … Continue reading It’s not too late to plant for spring