NATIVE PLANT GARDENS

We get many requests for native plant gardens. Often this is based on environmental concerns, or is a request from a municipality. Native plantings have some very important features. Because these plants are local to the area in which they are planted; they are very...

Shade Gardens

Plantings for shady areas can be problematic, but D.A Gracey has this down to a fine art and we truly enjoy the subtleness and intricate nature of a shade garden.  A garden in full sun offers many choices in the variety of plants that can be used, as well as the array...

Contemporary Landscape Design Elements

To D.A Gracey & Associates Ltd a contemporary landscape is one which is defined by clean lines and a simple layout.   A limited palette of materials are used for both the hard and soft landscape components, for items such as; paving, fencing and plant material....

Fall is the time to “Think Spring”

You may be enjoying the fall colours that are currently transforming our  gardens and neighbourhoods but did you know that now is the time to think spring when it comes to gardening? That’s right now is the time to plant bulbs for colour next spring when many of...

THE LIVING LANDSCAPE

Many people forget or don’t realize that a garden or a landscape is always changing. It can take only a few short years for the sun/shade patterns to change if there is a mature tree on site; or a neighbor puts a second story addition onto the house next to your...
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