August 31, 2021

What the UN Climate Report Means for Landscape Designers: Carbon Sinks [Pt 1]

You probably saw the headlines a few weeks ago on the latest UN IPCC Climate Report. It was dire. It stated that we are unequivocally on pace to reach and exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming in the next twenty years. This new reality will affect every single resident of planet Earth as sea levels rise, lands flood and droughts persist.  We 

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July 16, 2021

The Best Native Perennials for NY, CT & NJ [pt. 2]

Welcome back to Part Two of the BEST Native Perennials for NY, CT & NJ. These are often our go-to plants (provided the right site conditions!) because they all contribute majorly to the landscape ecology. All of these selections are regionally native plants that attract pollinators, birds and/or beneficial insects. Many of these native perennials also perform extra ecosystem services 

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May 27, 2021

Best Native Ferns for an Ecological Landscape|NY, CT & NJ

We LOVE our native ferns. There is something so soothing about a colony of ferns – the texture, the form, the smell – they are an iconic symbol of forests of the Northeast. Ferns do not produce flowers—no nectar or pollen for pollinators—and their foliage does not provide much food for wildlife.  However, colonies of ferns provide essential cover and nesting 

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April 13, 2021

Earth Day 2021 Events |Westchester & Dutchess County, New York

Happy Earth Month! We’ve compiled a list of fabulous community Earth Day events taking place across Westchester County, NY and Dutchess County, NY. Events range from family-friendly kid events, to community clean ups & plantings, to tips and resources for healthy yards and sustainable living. Let us know what you plan on attending! Community Pollinator Planting & Clean Up Day 

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March 18, 2021

Pollinator Pathways Approved Landscape Designs | Rye, NY

We are BIG fans of the grassroots organization Pollinator Pathways – a nonprofit promoting pollinator-friendly, organic land stewardship, in a coordinated effort across geographic regions, to create a network of essential habitats.  We are also beyond amazed at how quickly this organization is gaining traction and spreading the word. What started as a localized in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT has 

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