Plant Profile - Pasque Flower

Plant Profile - Pasque Flower

Pasque Flower, Pulsatilla vulgaris, (alternatively Anemone pulsatilla depending on your reference) goes by several common names, the most misleading of which is 'prairie crocus'. Early settlers saw the small purple flowers of its cousin Anemone patens poking thru the dead grasses on the prairie in the early spring and thought they resembled the Crocus that they knew from 'the old country' which are actually bulbs. The name 'Pasque Flower' is a reference to Easter although in Calgary they generally bloom in late April, early May, often one of the first perennial plants to bloom for us in the spring. One of the prettier common names for it I think is 'Windflower' which is as much a reference to the fuzzy seed-heads that are rather interesting in the garden if you leave them up to blow in the wind.

Braeside Garden - Testimonial

Braeside Garden - Testimonial

Testimonials are only of value if they come from real people. In our testimonial series of videos we interview our clients in their garden and have them talk about the process of working with us. We hope you can relate to some of what they are saying and can use some of their comments as jumping off points for a discussion with us about your future garden.

Christie Park - Before & After

Christie Park - Before & After

This project is in the established Calgary community of Christie Park. The backyard no longer suited the homeowners needs as the children have outgrown the need for the turf play area and the existing north facing deck was not very functional and in need of maintenance.

Springbank Hill - Before & After

Springbank Hill - Before & After

The primary design criteria for this Springbank Hill property in Calgary was:

  • Increase flat area of turf for play
  • Enclose the property for security and privacy
  • Remove the sandstone that was poorly constructed, crumbling and posed a hazard
  • Address the existing trees
Welcome to our BLOG

Welcome to our BLOG

Welcome to The Landscape Artist Inc Blog. Here you’ll find some news of upcoming events and a variety of content featuring some of our latest projects, before and after case studies, magazine articles, videos, testimonials, plus information on plants, project, and products to help you with some of the decision-making processes as you work through your project design and installation.

Functional Landscaping Tip #10 Accessorizing your backyard

Functional Landscaping Tip #10 Accessorizing your backyard

One of ten tips to turn your backyard into a unique space

An often overlooked aspect of making your landscape a family atmosphere is accessorizing. Your garden can be every bit as personal as inside your home by including items collected on trips, family heirlooms, garden statuary, or art that speaks to you. This is the step where you make the landscape your own.

Functional Landscaping Tip #9 Pull up a chair

Functional Landscaping Tip #9 Pull up a chair

One of ten tips to turn your backyard into a unique space

Furnishing your space can be a very satisfying way to improve the function of your landscape and get your family outside. Wood is still a popular choice with sustainably harvested teak pieces being the best material with respect to low maintenance, while composite wood furniture--in classic designs such as Adirondack chairs--provide the look of bright coloured painted wood without the upkeep.