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Aug 19 2015

Groups striving to enlist 1 million to protect our precious pollinators

  "We gardeners should love bugs. After all, bugs, beetles, butterflies, hummingbirds, wasps and other pollinators love our gardens, acting as matchmakers for many plants. That’s the message of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, billed on its website as “a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.” It’s put on by the National Pollinator Garden Network.
Aug 7 2015

Patch of prairie outperforms lawn

"Turf grass blankets 40 million acres in the United States. That’s an area three times larger than our largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska. It takes 8 billion gallons of water to irrigate all that grass — daily. That much water would fill more than 12,000 Olympic-sized pools. More than 30 million tons a year of fertilizer keep the emerald carpets lush. Mountains of pesticides ensure that pesky bugs or unwanted weeds don’t despoil the lawns.
Jul 22 2015

From Mouth of a hummingbird: How to make your yard its buffet

"Hummingbirds are the airborne jewels of the garden. With their iridescent colors and outsize personalities, they’re fascinating to watch. They cram the skill and swagger of a fighter pilot into a moth-size body" Providing a habitat for the elusive hummingbird can provide entertainment for kids and adults all summer long. Besides the obvious attractors, such as hummingbird feeders (visit this link for a good recipe: http://www.wildbirdshop.com/Birding/humfeed.html), there are various plants that can be used.  
Jun 26 2015

Plant Spotlight: Coleus (Solenostemon scutellaroides)

"These versatile foliage plants are prized for their brightly colored, boldly patterned leaves in shades of red, orange, yellow, green, pink, purple, and white.  Adding coleus to your landscape makes an excellent color accent in garden beds and borders.  It can also be planted in containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.  Most coleus grow best in part shade however new cultivars of this annual have been selected for increased sun and heat tolerance.  The shape and color of the leaves and the plant size also vary depending on the cultivar.  The majority of
Jun 19 2015

Finalist GreenScapes Landscape Co., Inc. was selected for Corporate Caring Award for Small Businesses less than 100 employees.

GreenScapes was one of 138 Central Ohio companies nominated for the Corporate Caring Awards presented by Business First on June 18th, 2015 at the Hilton Polaris. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens nominated GreenScapes for their financial support of the Growing To Green gardening program; Field To Table; Tastings on the Terrace, and  donating landscaping for the Bruce Munro Light exhibit in 2014.
Jun 12 2015

GreenScapes named finalist in Corporate Caring Awards

The 2015 Corporate Caring Awards luncheon and Nonprofit Expo is Thursday, June 18 at the Hilton Polaris. Under the “Small Companies” category, GreenScapes Landscape Company has been chosen as a finalist. The award categories are as follows: Arts, Benefactor of the Year, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services. GreenScapes is honored to be considered for these awards.
Apr 30 2015

Landscaping ideas that will make next winter bearable

One of the home gardener’s first rites of spring is to often put behind them any memory of the barren and colorless landscape that they endured over winter. With everything in the yard exploding to life, it’s only natural to jump right in and get busy planting for the future.
Apr 16 2015

Greenscapes Owner to appear on WTVN-610 AM Radio (4/18/15)

President and Owner Bill Gerhardt will be speaking on the Ron Wilson Gardening Show on WTVN-610 AM radio show at 11:06am this Saturday (4/18/15). Bill will discuss landscape topics and events at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Apr 13 2015

Decorators Showhouse

Decorators’ Show House is a biennial event that raises funds to support the Columbus Museum of Art. The signature event has been a central Ohio tradition for more than 40 years. Interior and landscape designers will completely transform the home displaying the latest trends and techniques in home design. The home will be open for public tours April 21 – May 10, 2015. Ticket information can be found at the following link: http://www.columbusmuseum.org/support-cma/dsh2015/      
Mar 31 2015

Greenscapes Owner to appear on Sunny 95 (94.7 fm)

President and Owner of Greenscapes Landscape Architects and Contractors, Bill Gerhardt, will be giving an interview with Marty Reed on Sunny 95 (94.7 fm) on Sunday April 12th, 2015. He will be speaking about the company and current Landscape trends.    Tune in!   http://sunny95.com/sunday-morning-programming/shows/from-our-home-to-you...