Look Forward to Spring — Plant Bulbs Now

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By Sandra Nelson   Embassy Landscape Group is eagerly anticipating the upcoming roll-out of its new website. Until then, we hope you will continue to join us as we revisit some of our favorite topics.   This article originally appeared 11/02/2017. Updated  9/09/2020   As the last remnants of summer’s flowers are fading, it’s time …

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Plants For The Winter Landscape

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By Sandra Nelson Embassy Landscape Group is eagerly anticipating the upcoming roll-out of its new website. Until then, we hope you will continue to join us as we revisit some of our favorite topics.   This article originally appeared 11/26/2017. Updated  9/2/2020 It’s hard to think about wintertime when the grass is green, the flowers are …

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What’s Bugging You Today?

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  By Sandra Nelson   Wasps, as a family, have gotten a bad rap over the years. They have been branded as destructive and aggressive, working together in mobs intent on harming every human within the reach of their seemingly enormous stingers.     While some wasps, especially social ones, are nuisance insects, a large number …

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Beyond The Pond: Water Features For Today’s Lifestyle

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  By Sandra Nelson   It used to be that your choice in water features was limited to a fountain or a pond. While both  could be stunning, they didn’t always fit with the existing landscape or mesh with the environment. Today, there are all sorts of alternatives available, offering the perfect choice for any …

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What’s Bugging You Today?

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  By Sandra Nelson     The hummingbird moth is one of nature’s best impostors.  With only a quick glance, you’re sure you’ve seen a baby hummingbird flit by, but a closer look says otherwise.     A frequent late summer garden visitor, hummingbird moths, unlike their other moth cousins, do their flying and foraging …

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What’s Bugging You Today?

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  By Sandra Nelson   One of the more unusual species of the insect world, scale insects are both fascinating  and frustrating.     Ranging in size from microscopic dots when hatched up to a half of an inch as adults, all of the 8,000 described scale varieties share some common characteristics. As juveniles, scale …

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Add Some Blue To Your Landscape With A Water Feature

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By Sandra Nelson   So you’ve been considering adding a water feature to your backyard, but haven’t quite decided if it’s the right decision for you. Having enjoyed ponds and streams, waterfalls and fountains in my yards for decades, I can give you lots of reasons why adding water to the landscape is a great …

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