Bounce Impatiens – filling in the Garden Impatiens void

Bounce Pink Flame Impatiens

 Bounce Pink Flame Impatiens

A new variety of hybrid impatiens has been introduced and will be available in limited quantities this Spring—the ‘Bounce’ series, along with its larger sister line, the ‘Big Bounce’ series. Both series result from a breeding cross between New Guinea impatiens and traditional Garden impatiens. Like many hybrids, ‘Bounce’ inherits some of the most desirable characteristics from each parent. From its New Guinea impatiens lineage it receives the leaf shape and the larger flowers typical of New Guineas. Perhaps most importantly, though, it also receives the celebrated New Guinea resistance to Downy Mildew.

Bounce white impatiens

 Bounce white impatiens

From its Garden impatiens parents it inherits the higher flower density, shade-tolerance and spreading habit typical of Garden impatiens. That means that each plant will tolerate more shade and cover a much wider area than will the more upright New Guinea impatiens.

Since ’Bounce’ impatiens, like most New Guinea impatiens, are produced from cuttings and not from seed, they’ll be available only in 4” pots or larger and not in flats of 48. Regardless, ’Bounce’ impatiens will make a welcome addition to the shade garden.

Fall Color Ideas for the Garden

Fall Color Ideas

Fall Container Planting

Fall is not just for mums anymore.  Your choices for Autumn and Winter color are far more varied than just a few years ago.  Try combining mums with new varieties of Ornamental Kale and Cabbage, Millet (a red-leafed, wheat-like flowering grass), the more compact varieties of Maiden Grass, and Algerian Ivy to really brighten up your pot and bed arrangements.

Fall Front Entry PlantingAnd once Thanksgiving comes, pop out the spent mums and add a mix of white Birch stems and Red-Stem Dogwood branches for height.  Use layers of evergreen boughs like Spruce and Pine as a cover for the soil.  If this winter is anything like the last three years, you’ll have color right up through New Year’s Day.

Crape Myrtles on Long Island — not just for the South

Crape Myrtles are not just for the South

Crape MyrtleLooking for a small tree or shrub that blooms for over two months in late summer, has leaves which turn a beautiful fall color, and in winter displays a most handsome, peeling bark?  Then perhaps Crape Myrtle, long a mainstay of Southern gardens, is the answer.  In the last 15 years many new varieties have been bred to withstand our Long Island winters.

Tree-form varieties will mature to a height of 15 to 20 feet, while shrub-form varieties can be as small as 1 to 2 feet tall.  Flower colors range from white to lavender, soft pink to a vibrant hot pink and red.Crape Myrtle bark

The winter appeal of Crape Myrtle with its rich cinnamon-colored  peeling bark and graceful branch architecture

Schlick Design Group 2011 Silver Award Winner

Schlick Design Group is the Winner of over 50 Awards for Residential Landscape Design!

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Amazingly, this secluded paradise is just steps away from busy Jericho Turnpike. Soothing waterfalls mask the sound of traffic rushing by, while an informal stone wall and flowering crape myrtle trees overhead create a warm cozy space to relax on a warm summer day!

Schlick Design Group Award Winner

Schlick Design Group Award Winner

Schlick Design Group Award Winner

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Designs for Outdoor Living

With today’s rising cost of travel, many of our clients have asked us to create innovative, economical ways to escape right at home. A perfect backyard vacation destination is a garden pavilion. Equipped with a television, a kitchen/bar area, a place to change and shower, and maybe an indoor/outdoor billiards or ping pong table, it becomes a destination for the whole family.Outdoor Living Pavilion designed by Schlick Design Group

Designs range from open pavilions to full-service mini guest quarters/home offices complete with heating and air conditioning. Regardless of the size of your property or the size of the pavilion, an undeniably richer dimension can be added to your life without ever leaving home.

Schlick Design Group Wins Gold Medal from LINLA

Schlick Design Group Wins Top Award

St. Paraskevi Church ProjectAt their 2007 Landscape Awards Program, the  Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association awarded Schlick Design Group a Gold Medal for Best Landscape Project for a Public Place for our creative integration of pathways, gardens and entryways at the St. Paravskevi Church project in Greenlawn. The entire Schlick Design Team contributed to this success.

 

 

SCHLICK Design Group Takes Two Gold Awards by LINLA

At their 2007 Landscape Awards Program, the Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association, LINLA,  awarded SCHLICK Design Group the ‘Gold Award’ in the Active Use category for the best outdoor home entertainment area, and the ‘Gold Award’ in the Commercial category for the St. Paraskevi Church project in Greenlawn. The entire Schlick Design Team contributed to this success.

Schlick Design Group Gold Award Winning Project

Gold Award winning project awarded to Schlick Design Group by LINLA

2007 Residential Design Awarded by LINLA to Schlick Design Group

2007 Residential Design Awarded by LINLA to Schlick Design Group

Schlick Design Group Voted ‘ Best Landscape Designer on Long Island’ by News 12

Schlick Design Group Is Tops in State

At their 2006 Landscape Awards Program, the New York State Landscape Association recognized Schlick Design Group with the Best in State Excellence in Landscaping Award for unique use of water, patios, decks and plants. The entire Schlick Design Team contributed to this success.