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We had so much fun creating our 4 distinct container styles. No, the quiz is not a super-scientific categorization tool. But it is a great platform to compare and identify what types of container plantings you like. Wait a minute… Have you taken the quiz yet? If not, click here to go have some fun! […]

What makes it work- “Gloria” container style

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Red fern landscape design containers

We had so much fun creating our 4 distinct container styles. No, the quiz is not a super-scientific categorization tool. But it is a great platform to compare and identify what types of container plantings you like. Wait a minute… Have you taken the quiz yet? If not, click here to go have some fun! […]

What makes it work- “Nina” container style

Containers

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We had so much fun creating our 4 distinct container styles. No, the quiz is not a super-scientific categorization tool. But it is a great platform to compare and identify what types of container plantings you like. Wait a minute… Have you taken the quiz yet? If not, click here to go have some fun! […]

What makes it work- “Bianca” container style

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Get to know our Laura container style a little better! We had so much fun creating our 4 distinct container styles. No, the quiz is not a super-scientific categorization tool. But it is a great platform to compare and identify what types of container plantings you like. Wait a minute… Have you taken the quiz […]

What makes it work – “Laura” Container style

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decking image maintenance iowa

Bringing dinner outside, sitting with friends hanging out, kids playing around… decks are an extension of your home. These deck maintenance tips will help you maintain your deck so you can enjoy it for years. In central Iowa, we aren’t able to use a deck all year round, which makes it even more important to […]

Maintain your Deck with these simple tips

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back yard landscape

Want to see a lovely transformation? This project took an absolutely stunning home with tired landscaping and created a beautiful, functional design without a lot of money, materials, or time. Quite the magic act! THE BACKGROUND Some dear friends in Adel hired Red Fern to put together a plan for their 1910 home. They were […]

Historic Charmer Gets a Makeover

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landscape design plan for downtown Des Moines Tudor home

Anyone who has owned an old home will tell you the maintenance is never done.  Our clients in this beautiful historic Tudor in downtown Des Moines would agree. Their lovely home needed work on its large back terrace, front entry area, and front walkway.  We wanted to honor our clients’ beautiful home with an English garden-inspired […]

Landscape Re-design for an Historic Tudor

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back yard landscaping pizza oven patio

Let’s start with our title: “6 questions to create an ideal fire pit.” What is ideal??? An ideal fire pit means what’s right for YOU. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter designs around here, and every home is different.  These tips will help you figure out what would be the ideal fire pit at your home. […]

6 questions to create an ideal fire pit

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We worked on a master plan for the landscape around a new construction home for clients out in the country. This property has something for everyone! We’ll start with our inspiration board and plant palette. For plants, were looking for grasses and other plants that have lovely movement and fit in the prairie-inspired surroundings. Of […]

Master plan for a complete landscape design

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country haven master plan

Oh I’m excited to show you this landscape design project! We worked with amazing homeowners that seriously own a secluded country haven outside of Adel, complete with gorgeous views, lots of timber, and Panther Creek running way back in their yard. Without any improvements, it was already a special site. The homeowners brought wonderful ideas […]

Country Haven Landscape Design

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