Cedar Run Landscapes News
May 2010
In our May newsletter:
What Your Garden Needs...

Annual Flowers

They are the stars in your landscape -- blooming from mid may to first frost, colorfully filling in open spaces between perennials and shrubs. At Cedar Run Landscapes we have a great supply of fresh flowers grown with captured rainwater at our nursery. One of our new favorites among annuals are the Kong series of coleus. These are bold and beautiful plants made for the shade, providing a refreshing change from impatiens, to brighten up dull corners of your garden.

purple flowersEach year we introduce some new varieties of annuals to our customer's gardens. This year we are featuring Scaevola,which really spice up a container garden, and Angelonia, which are great sun- and drought-tolerant performers. I tried these in my garden last year, and was so impressed that I've introduced them to my customers this season. You can see the nice purple flowering that they offer in the photo on the right, surrounding one of our of pondless waterfalls.

Our crew is ready to spice up your gardens with these winners, and many others from our greenhouses.


New to our Ponds this Year

Beautiful fish

koi fish Our tanks are stocked with Shebunkin, Koi and Fancy Pool Comets, from North America's premier grower, Kloubec Koi Farm. We also stock tadpoles and snails.
These fish are a great complement to the pond and water garden plants Cedar Run provides. We also have premium fish food and water treatments available, along with our expert care advice. If you have a pond or are thinking of adding one, you'll enjoy adding these colorful, friendly fish to the mix. I've grown a collection of koi at my home pond over the years and have coaxed them over time to nibble pellets out of my hand!

If you're interested in purchasing fish, snails, or tadpoles from our new collection, please call and set up a time to meet with our experts and take a personal tour of our facilities.
Cedar Run Landscapes Updates
girl scoutsWe've been busy in the month of May!
* Cedar Run Landscapes hosted the Montgomery Elementary Girl Scout troop at our nursery. We showed them our sustainable landscape designs and explained the concepts behind rainwater harvesting and the water system, so they could earn Earth Sky Try-It badges. You can read more about the Girl Scouts' visit on our blog.

* Our Rainwater Harvesting, Rain Gardens, Permeable Patios, and Ponds Open House was a  success, and it was great to see some of you there. If you missed the event but are interested in seeing our nursery and designs, please contact us at Info@CedarRunLandscapes.com to set up a tour.

* We've been invited to be a part of several forums as part of the Philadelphia area's green "alphabet soup" -- organizations that are having discussions about conservation practices. These groups include the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Business United for Conservation Industry Partnership (BUC), and Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN).
Meet our Employees 
Keith Guiles, Maintenance Supervisor

Keith has been working for Cedar Run Landscapes for the past two years. He holds a certification with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and is currently working towards his Pesticide Applicator License. He's been in the landscaping business for ten years, and values the opportunity it offers to be outdoors, working with his hands. Keith is married with two step-daughters, whom he enjoys teaching about wildlife and the value of being eco-friendly.
If you see Keith, please say hello!
Free Water Hyacinths
water hyacinth
Through the end of June 2010, Cedar Run Landscapes customers recieve a complimentary water hyacinth plant with each pond fish purchase
Enjoy the start of the summer season!
Alden R. Zove
Cedar Run Landscapes