Cedar Run Landscapes News
Fall 2010 

I hope you've been enjoying the fall! The weather has been warm, the foliage colors and fruit on the trees are beautiful--it's a perfect time to take walks outdoors and soak up the season. In this issue, you'll find some recommendations for fall planting, the best places to enjoy the fall scenery, and a few suggestions for ways to improve your home's landscape.


Plant of the month

Oxydendrum arboreum, "Sourwood Tree" 

Sourwood tree

This is a native tree with outstanding blossoms in the summer, followed by graceful fruit and spectacular color (as evident in the vibrant red foliage in the above photo).


Where can I enjoy fall foliage?

The best local spots for enjoying the colors of fall

1. Chanticleer in Wayne 

These gardens are ablaze with color right now. They close to the public October 31, so you have a few days left to check it out!


2. Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia

When I attended Central High School, I spent two years doing a work-study course at the Morris, and it was my first formal introduction into the world of horticulture. It's a great resource for plant lovers, with over 13,000 plants on 92 acres of land. Through November, you can see maples, black gum, sweet gum, dogwoods, and oaks at their best.   

3. Ambler Arboretum

I'm a Temple Ambler Alum (Horticulture, '77), and recently visited this beautiful garden for the Rhapsody In Bloom fundraiser in September. The grounds are gorgeous and open free to the public.

Left to right: Ambler Aboretum Director Jenny Rose Carey, Cedar Run Landscapes President Alden Zove, Deer Tech Field Manager Tim Marino,President Gregory Lake




It's never too early to start planning...

Kaitlyn Dibble
Kaitlyn Dibble, Landscape Architect at Cedar Run 
Kaitlyn, our landscape architect, met many of our new and existing customers this year and helped them with garden renovation and design projects. She's created several exciting designs for gardens, including water features, natural stone patios, perennial gardens and rain gardens.
Now we've started a new season, and it's a great time to start planning your projects for next spring. Set up an appointment with Kaitlyn to look at your grounds and talk about enhancing them through one of her designs.

of the month

We transformed this grassy backyard a with an 11 x 16' ecosystem pond with a 40' stream and wetland filtration.

during project

The pond is flanked by a natural-stone, permeable patio and fire pit. Native and ornamental plants complement the feature, which comes alive at night the use of LED pond lighting.



Small features, big impact 

swansNot all water garden projects involve large ponds and multi-foot streams. Small, intimate water features like bubbling urns, columns, brass statuary and granite orbs have become very popular. They bring the sight and sound of moving water to your garden with minimal cost and disruption.






These features can fit into a small niche by the patio and can be installed in less than two days: 

Small pond with waterfall
Natural stone fountain
pondless waterfall
Pondless waterfall

Basalt columns
Basalt column fountains


Fall is for planting

Don't miss out on the last several weeks of planting before the onset of the winter! Fall is an excellent time to plant trees and shrubs, because the soil is still warm and able to encourage root growth, and the cool evening and abundant rainfall create a less stressful environment for your plants. There are freshly dug plants arriving at the nursery daily, and our crews and designer can get your garden ready for a breathtaking spring!

Pansies in the Cedar Run greenhouse, waiting to be planted


Discount on E.P. Henry fire pits

Fire pit
Fall evenings are chilly! Take off the chill and warm up by a hot fire pit as you sit on your patio at night. Our new E.P. Henry fire pit includes a copper fire pan, a cooking grate and screened spark arresting cover. Extend your outdoor enjoyment into the cool evenings of fall.
Take $250 off of an E.P. Henry fire pit if ordered before 11/15/10
Until the next time!


Alden R. Zove
Cedar Run Landscapes