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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area. The unusual spring weather has confused and even stressed our trees, shrubs, and perennials! You may notice tip die back on maples this spring. The warm weather caused the maple buds to open early and now the chilly weather could stress them. Keep an… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area. We were fortunate enough to get a private tour of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show from the creative director. The private tour was put on by ILCA’s Womens Networking Group. We had the great opportunity to hear behind the scene information… Read more »

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Spring is the season of renewal. You’ve heard that hope springs eternal; well the soul of every gardener contains the seeds of hope. As we wander about the garden we look for signs of life. It could be found in the tips of a prized hosta, gently nosing its way through a blanket of mulch… Read more »