The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.
This stunning architectural style home was completely naked. We needed to be very careful of the plant selection because of the heavy deer population. Another strong consideration was not to have the landscape detract from the beauty of the stone facade.
The back yard at this residence in Hackensack, New Jersery was non-existent. There was none. In lieu of this we installed a thermal bluestone patio with the larger stones 24 inches by 24 inches (2 ft. x 2 ft.) with 6 inches of pea gravel in between to give it a more modern look as requested by the customer. Bluestone patios add a traditional, elegant look to any outdoor living space and this one was no exception.
Ladies; IS THIS YOUR HUSBAND??? – Oh boy, it’s that time of the year again. It’s time to sharpen the blades, clean up the under carriage if you didn’t last autumn and fire up the ole Briggs and Stratton and go for a walk around the yard. Don’t you love it? To get you started off on the right foot; almost PERFECT Landscaping offers a few lawn tips to get you into the growing season this spring. That beautiful green carpet that enhances your property needs scheduled and necessary care.
This residential setting had a rear yard that was approximately 90 ft across with a solid 5 ft front to back along with rear of the property. The entire stretch of property line was overgrown and in need of serious landscaping to say the least. We removed all the debris within the hill and installed a decorative retaining wall with a seat on top to add more space to the yard. The retaining wall, having two distinct heights adds interest and the center bed becomes a focal point of color throughout the season.
All of us at almost PERFECT wish you and your family the renewal of life, love, and happiness. May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday.
I stopped at the mall today on the way home to get an easter gift for my better “half” and I saw all these people buying lilies and hyacinths and colored straws and such as only as Easter. I ran into a friend of mine that I usually on see come Spring, but i can’t seem to find him. Said he’d meet me at the bench. Oh well, he’s some little short guy with green pants. If you see him send him to me. Thanx, and oh yeah. Here’s some almost PERFECT tips for taking care of those gorgeous Easter Flowers.
It sure got a tad warmer lately and now that we seem to be over the hump as far as “snow” goes, at almost PERFECT we do our annual spring snow removal equipment maintenance. We follow the guidelines set forth by the OPEI (outdoor power equipment institute) for de-winterizing snow blowers and other seasonal power equipment.
“top o the day to you Lassie” – did ye receive a shamrock plants as a bit o a wee gift now me lady. Aye, know the plant well do we now. Oxalis acetosella, or wood sorrel is a plant called shamrock. Oxalis is a perennial plant that grows about 5 inches high. Oh yes its much more common to grow Oxalis outside amongst your Summer Bedding, the annuals, perennials or shrubs. It’s a gardeners plant in many respects.
Spring has Sprung Early and almost PERFECT Landscaping is “back in the saddle”. The “duke” (frank) spent the winter estimating and going over the equipment and getting new. Been busy but IT SURE IS nice to be out again interacting with the soil, getting dirty, and being one with mother nature.almost PERFECT Landscaping is back in the saddle .So while you are out enjoying this weather take a look at your landscaping and lawn. There are necessary tasks to do this time of here and here are but a few.