Tag Archives: EcoScapes


Snow on Cactus

  There is some thing really sublime about new snow in the garden. Freshly fallen snow works it’s magic highlighting boulders, stone fountains, stucco walls and plants with particularly strong structures. One of my favorite plants for winter interest, ornamental grasses, get bent and broken by the weight of snow, yet many cactus varieties hold their form and really stand out with 


Perennials Through the Winter

  Winter is a time to enjoy the subtle tan, gold and brown tones in your garden. Winter garden don’t give you the “pop” of color that we so love in the summer months, but it exposes the fundamental structure of plants and provides more subtle hues in similar tones. Trees, Ornamental grasses and Shrubs are really the 


Driveway Pavers

Driveway pavers are an excellent way to improve your home’s curb appeal, in addition to having the practical benefits of never having to replenish material (unlike a gravel driveway), providing erosion control on a steep driveway and making it easier to shovel when there is snow on the ground. Driveway pavers come in a multitude of sizes and 


Five of the Best Evergreen Trees for Santa Fe

Five of my favorite evergreen trees for the Santa Fe area are Austrian pines, Blue Atlas Cedars, Bosnian Pines, Pinon pines, and Ponderosa pines. They each provide year round interest and provide the landscape with strong vertical structure. — Peggy Wright (Masters in Landscape Architecture)          


Hints for Working with a Landscape Designer

As winter melts into spring, it is time to make plans for next summer’s garden. Whether you have bare earth or sections of an existing landscape that could use a little reworking, winter months are the perfect time to meet with EcoScapes landscape designer, Peggy Wright, and draw up plans for a new garden. After careful consideration of the past