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A Long-blooming Perennial for any Minnesota Garden

Happy Little Yellow Flowers

A Long-blooming Perennial for any Minnesota Garden

This perennial is one to seriously consider for your Minnesota gardens.  What’s not to like?!  Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ has the unfortunate common name of Tickseed but it is a beautiful plant that will bloom from June to September with a little deadheading along the way.  Zagreb and all of the other cultivars of Coreopsis have a […]

Edible Gardens Making a Comeback

Put vegetables and herbs in your existing landscape

Edible Gardens Making a Comeback

When you shop for flowers, consider buying a few edibles. It’s not necessary to designate a spot in your yard for a vegetable garden.  You can easily incorporate edibles into your yard, gardens, or containers. Why put edibles in your landscape?  Three good reasons top the list: Vegetables straight out of the garden just taste […]

Garden Whimsy – Fun for All Ages

Fairies, and Gnomes, and Elves - Oh My!

Garden Whimsy – Fun for All Ages

There is something enchanting about the miniature-sized fairy gardens. Haven’t seen one? Look closely in your neighbor’s garden. Mystical, magical, and unexpected, these tiny gardens stir up our imaginations. Don’t believe in fairies? Tinkerbelle would be disappointed. But these gardens can also harbor elves, gnomes, and leprechauns. The idea of a fairy garden goes back […]

Bees in the Environment and Insecticides

How You Can Help Our Small Garden Creatures

Bees in the Environment and Insecticides

Bees, Wasps, Butterflies, Moths. These tiny creatures are essential to our well-being. They pollinate fruits, nuts, vegetables, alfalfa, and even spices by feeding on the plants’ nectar and pollen. There is a lot to know about bees. There are more than 300 species of native bees in Minnesota! Virtually all bee species are non-aggressive, if […]

Southview Design – Best of…SW Metro Magazine

Southview Design - Best of...SW Metro Magazine

We are proud to announce another win for Southview Design!  This time we won the “Best of…SW Metro Magazine” as Best Landscaper.  Everyone at Southview Design is honored our clients in the southwest metro voted for us!  Thank you!  We appreciate each and every one of you. What is the Best of Southwest Metro? A […]

Southview Design – Best of…Edina Magazine

Magazine Award spotlights Southview Design

Southview Design is honored and proud to receive a “Best of…” award from Edina magazine for Best Landscaper. What is the Best of Edina? A series of 50 awards designed to honor the best restaurants, personal and professional services, shops, places, people and more in our community. Awards are determined by the readers, not exclusively by […]

The 2013 Season is About to Close

Hard to believe installation for Landscape Season 2013 is about to come to an end.  Just a few days left to finish a few projects and put others to bed for winter.  Even though project installation has just a few more days, everyone at Southview Design continues to work through the winter months on designs. […]

It’s That Time….Again

Put the Gardens to Bed

It's That Time....Again

A touch of winter weather this past week has put an end to our summer/early fall gardens.  Sad to see the short season end but it’s time to put our gardens to bed and tools in the shed. Every year, we get questions about taking care of new plants and trees.  Should I wrap my […]

Plant A Surprise!

Little gifts that keep on giving

Plant A Surprise!

Surprises come in all shapes and sizes. And that’s so true when it comes to our gardens! Recently, my clients decided to redo their gardens.  It was fun to see their different personalities come out during the plant selection process.  On a follow-up visit with the husband, I mentioned the idea of planting spring bulbs […]

Fall Favorites

What's in Your Container Garden?

Fall Favorites

Some of us spend time each September/October traveling across the Upper Midwest, chasing the fall color show.  How about we bring that fall color a little closer to home this year with easy-to-assemble container gardens? Our gardeners suggest putting a pansies-grasses-kale-chrysanthemums combination in your containers.  Keep in mind the mums will only be blooming about […]

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