Masterpiece Landscaping Blog

August 24, 2017

Something Special Regarding Twin City Landscape Gardening, AD 2017

I have been wonderfully imprisoned, drugged, inspired  by landscape gardening for the past 57 years, most of these years involving our company, Masterpiece Landscaping, Ltd…….

I cannot remember   a Spring and Summer season so rich and beautiful in  landscape garden life  as I have experienced and seen thoughout this year, AD  2017 in and around our Twin City, Minnesota area.   Do you experienced landscape gardeners agree?   I am sure you do, especially if you have fertilized your grounds efficiently.

This is what I have noticed from plant life on my own home grounds, filled with dozens of tree conifers,  some White Pine now over 80′ tall I planted as second  year seedlings in 1976,  five  major sized   deciduous trees, a Red Maple,  Kentucky Coffee Tree,  Ohio Buckeye planted from seed, a Ginkgo also planted from seed, a Japanese Lilac, and a White Flowering Crab Apple about 45 feet tall and 40 feet wide and countless shrubs, both angiosperms and conifers.

In  this garden season  most woody plants both young and old,  have grown more robustly in size and foliage.  Regarding the flower producers there have been more blooms, and more blooms which have retained flowers in shape and color for a much longer period of time.    It has been a happier, livelier appearing crowd out there in landscape garden world, here at home, and there where our clients live.

Why?

No heat and no drought all summer long.  Rainfalls  were reliable with a few driven by wind.  There was, indeed,  a devastating hail storm early June which  shattered  hosta leaves and fern fronds not protected by shade trees.  I remember only two days of 92 for an hour or two  after noon, and all summer long not even a minute  of hot foul winds chucking dust everywhere.

This August has been decidedly chilly compared to the norm.