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Proudland Landscape Garden was a hit at 2005 Southeastern Flower Show
T he 2005 Southeastern Flower Show, 2 March through 6 March, just wrapped up. This was Proudland’s second year exhibiting at the show. We had a wonderful response to our stone veneer waterfall, cloistered garden. Thank you to the Proudland customers who came out to see our garden and the show.
The garden set up was brutal. In only four days, we put in many, many man-hours to execute the flagstone veneer waterfall, flagstone walkway, planting plan, landscape lighting, modular stone wall perimeter, and get it all show ready for judging 1 March. Our garden won the Ann Lyon Crammond Trophy for “The garden that invites you in.” Interestingly, one of the design objectives was to pull visitors to the back of the garden. This was achieved through the design of the flagstone path, its routing, and relationship to the stone veneer waterfall.
The waterfall focal point received a great response from visitors. With a formal shape and design, a sheet of water cascaded into a pool bordering on a circular patio with an intricate design, laid out in Pennsylvania cut bluestone and Tennessee Crab Orchard flagstone.
This past show’s theme was “English Gardens for Southern Lifestyles.” Our philosophy is that the garden should be a haven, a refuge from the world. Reflecting this, the garden was inspired by early English monastery cloister gardens.
T his month the focus will be on Spring green-up and Summer weed prevention. Our crews are currently scalping warm season lawns (Bermuda and Zoysia), Fescue lawns are being cut low, though not scalped. In February we applied an initial course of fertilizer and spot treated any Winter weeds. In March we will follow up with some additional fertilizer, pre-emergence weed killer, and spot treatments.
Additionally, this is a good time to replenish and freshen mulches (chips or pine straw.) Mulch will help conserve moisture, stabilize soil temperatures, and, of course help beautify your landscape. We have begun applying new pine straw to some landscapes, however, the frequent rains have caused some delay. If you would like your mulch replenished, be sure to let us know.
A pril will see marked increase in lawn growth. Additionally, we will be changing out annual flowers and installing Summer flowers, e.g. begonias and
Impatiens. Please let us know what items you want us to take care of.