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Oct 2 2015

Greenscapes wins Gold at the 2015 BIA Parade of Homes

Greenscapes was awarded 2 Gold awards at the 2015 Parade of Homes event. The awards were for the following categories:  -Front Entry Landscaping -Rear Garden Landscaping Greenscapes was honored to win these awards among such worthy competition.                         
Sep 30 2015

Maximilian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

"This perennial plant belongs to the aster family, Asteraceae (formerly Compositae).  It can grow to a height of 3 - 10'.  Multiple bright yellow flowers grow on single stalks or from leaf axils.  Course, hairy, pointed leaves get smaller as they move up the stalk and can range in length from 2 - 10".  Soil fertility and moisture will determine the height of the plant.  Maximilian sunflower requires full sun and it does well in a number of different soil conditions.  This plant needs two years to become established."  
Sep 17 2015

Smaller, more accessible Parade of Homes show arrives

"This year’s Parade of Homes might be smaller and later than usual, but with features such as birch bark walls and a secret door for groceries, it still will offer plenty of eye candy." Greenscapes is participating in this years Parade of Homes and we hope to see you there. DIRECTIONS  Northstar Community is located just 10 minutes north of the Polaris/I-71 interchange.
Sep 11 2015

Cedar Bog offers small peek into Ohio’s glaciated past

"Legendary frontiersman Simon Kenton, a running buddy of Daniel Boone and other notable pioneers, was smitten with the Mad River Valley of west-central Ohio. Following widespread peregrinations throughout the trans-Appalachian West, he settled near Springfield in 1798. What made this region unique, even in those much wilder days, was the presence of abundant white cedar trees (Thuja occidentalis).
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.