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Get Ready for Bulbs!

Fall is here, and fall is bulb time! We are planning bulb "overlays" for the garden, meaning that bulbs can be planted on top of and in between the other plants in your garden. Bulbs can bloom from March to May using crocus, grape hyacinths, various types of tulips,...

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Falling for Containers

Contributed by Tim Wholey Reflecting on this past summer, one word jumps out – RAIN – or more specifically, the lack of it.  It was one of the hottest and driest on record. We added “deep watering” to our garden maintenance regime this past summer and let many hoses...

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What Inspires a Gardener?

Contributed by Christie Dustman One of the hardest "titles" to call myself is an Artist.  I struggle to feel like what I do is creative enough, interesting enough, hard enough or just plain "artistic." I hold artistry as the pinnacle of talents, along with diplomacy...

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Garden Tour at Christie’s!

Selected to be on a national Garden Conservancy tour, the Dustman-Ryan garden will be open to the public on Sunday June 5 from 10 to 4pm. The Garden reflects the creative efforts of a mighty team: Christie Dustman, professional garden designer and Patti Ryan, a...

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It’s Finally Over!

The Stormwatch is BACK!  Yes, this week, finally some slushy, mushy snow fell and I can officially declare landscaping season over. For me, this recent should-have-been winter season was like a baby refusing to take a nap.  You rock that baby, you do bouncy bounce...

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Tales from a New Gardener

Contributed by Curtis Hawley Have you ever had the opportunity to learn something new and you begin to realize more and more that you’re just at the beginning of a long, rewarding path? Isn’t it exciting? As the newest member of Christie Dustman & Co., I’ve had...

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Create A Garden That Feels Like Home

We want you to fall in love with your landscape. And we’ll work with you to make that dream a reality.

We translate your wants, needs and vision into a practical and aesthetically pleasing landscape. By carefully listening, examining your landscape and bringing ingenuity to the drafting table, you’ll experience an “ah-ha, that’s it!” moment.

Let's create a garden that feels like home.

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