Summer Container Planting

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Follow this link for tips on how to have the best looking summer containers from plant choice and aesthetics to functionality. Check this out before you plant your annuals this year! Sharon Bretl-Marrin owner and landscape architect at Bret-Mar Landscape shares her secrets on container planting.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4cv1qPGnXs

Noteworthy Plants for the Spring Garden

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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area. The Chicago Botanic Garden named ten noteworthy plants for spring 2012. Check out these great options if your looking for an addition to you’re spring display. #1 Giant Snowdrop – Galanthus elwesii #2 Lenten Rose – Helleborus spp. #3 Tulip – Tulipa spp. #4… Read more »

Perennials Have Arrived

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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area. Our 2012 shipment of perennials has finally arrived. They have been potted up and dispersed to the greenhouses. We have a few new perennials we are now growing: Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’, Baptisia Solar Flare, Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’, Lobelia ‘Fan Scarlet’, and Polemonium ‘Stairway… Read more »

Crab-Apple Scab

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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area. Many Crab-Apples are susceptible to the Scab fungus Venturia inaequalis. Symptoms include brown spots about 1/4 inch in diameter on the leaves and fruits. Scab causes the leaves to drop prematurely and the fruits can even seem disfigured. It is possible that an… Read more »