Best Iowa Perennials for Spring Blooming

By | 2018-05-17T00:23:23+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Design Center, Design Trends, Garden Center, Uncategorized|

Best Iowa Perennials for Spring Blooming The Ted Lare Look "I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on earth."  - Doug Green Perennials are the perfect reminders that spring has sprung. Popping up again year after year, perennials are perfect for celebrating the warmer weather. [...]

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Modern Container Gardens

By | 2018-05-01T15:17:32+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Design Center, Design Trends, Garden Center, Uncategorized|

Modern Container Gardens The Ted Lare Look "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."  - Claude Monet Gardening trends are their own little paradox. On the one hand, the essentials of how we take care of our gardens and the joy that comes from nurturing life out of soil remain the [...]

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Landscape Design Trends: Covered Patio Areas & Pergolas

By | 2018-05-08T05:56:39+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Design Trends, Landscape Design, Uncategorized|

Landscape Design Trends: Covered Patio Areas & Pergolas The Ted Lare Look "Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be."  - Gossip Girl Some people may have a fondness for rainy days, but wet [...]

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Landscape Design Trends: Fire Pits & Outdoor Fireplaces

By | 2018-04-10T21:13:51+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Landscape Design, Uncategorized|

Landscape Design Trends: Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces The Ted Lare Look "Screw your nightclub. I want to be with outdoorsy people who drink by the fire pits."  - Unknown Why an Outdoor Fire Pit? It’s human nature to look for the centerpiece of a space, a hub to organize ourselves [...]

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Landscape Design Trends: Low Maintenance Planting

By | 2018-04-07T02:30:45+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Landscape Design, Uncategorized|

Landscape Design Trends: Low Maintenance Planting The Ted Lare Look 2018’s landscaping trends are all about lifestyle and enjoying more time outside with friends and family. When we finally do get some extra time to spend outside, most of us don’t want to spend it maintaining picky plants, laboring away at watering and [...]

Landscaping Design Trends: Outdoor Kitchens

By | 2018-03-20T17:08:09+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Design Trends, Landscape Design, Uncategorized|

Landscaping Trends: Outdoor Kitchens The Ted Lare Look Eating outdoors when the weather’s right is an absolute luxury that we love indulging in. Whether it’s savoring a tranquil moment after a long day, or entertaining and sharing your backyard oasis with friends, some of your best meals have been eaten outside. Outdoor kitchens [...]

Succulent Birdcage

By | 2018-03-13T16:02:03+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Design Trends, Garden Center, Uncategorized|

Succulent Birdcage The Ted Lare Look The latest in gardening trends can sometimes come from the most unexpected places, and succulents have certainly held the spotlight for gardening trends for a while. Repurposing antique bird cages for a unique display, however, is a fresh idea that makes a new and striking twist [...]

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