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Cedar Run Landscapes News

May 2011

In This Issue
Annuals, Instant Beauty & Spectacular Color
Bringing Elements of the Old to the New
Franklinia alatamaha
Free Design Consultation

Instant Beauty and Spectacular Color

Get your garden looking great this season with annuals  


Spruce up your garden with a splash of color this season. Blooming now until the first frost, annuals add color in the bare spaces between your shrubs and perennials. Cedar Run Landscapes has a great supply of annuals in our greenhouses waiting to beautify your garden. To learn more about our annuals please visit our Blog.


annual fowers


This year we have a few special annual climbing vines. Vines are a great way to create interest even in the smallest of spaces. Why not go vertical with your garden? One of our favorites is the Moon vine (Ipomoea alba), also known as the Night Blooming Morning Glory.This annual has fragrant blossoms that open in the evening, reflecting the moonlight and adding a tropical feel to your garden during the evening hours.


Moon Flower Blooming at Night
Blossoms from Ipomoea alba, Moon Vine, at Night
Please contact us if you would like Cedar Run Landscapes to liven up your garden this summer. E-mail us at or call at 215-653-0707.

Project of the Month

Bringing Elements of the Old to the New


statue at end of steps
Hardscaping Work Along Side of Customers Home

Last month we took a look at the hardscape materials Cedar Run Landscapes used at a customer's home. We return to the same property to showcase how we incorporated our customers statuary from their old property into their new landscape.   


Customer's old property,Girlstatue
La Brezza Statue at Customers Previous Home


When designing for this customer's new home our staff was asked to incorporate landscape elements from the old property. The La Brezza statue, as seen in the above image, was an important focal point at the old home and was something our customer wished to highlight in their new landscape. With the installation of the stone wall behind the statue at the new property, as seen below, we were able to keep the statue as a focal point while bringing facets of the old to the new.


Customer's new home statue
La Brezza Statue at Customer's Current Home


Click here to see more images of this project and how we incorporated the customers statuary into the landscape.  




Franklinia alatamaha

Ben Franklin Tree


This trees survival can be attributed to Philadelphia's William Bartram, an eighteenth-century naturalist. Not seen in the wild since 1803, this deciduous multi-stemmed tree has gained popularity for its history and year-round interest. Its fragrant white blooms with orange-yellow stamen begin emerging in late July. As fall arrives the orange, red and purple leaves of the Ben Franklin Tree often join a few late blossoms. Its tenacious seed heads and striped branches provide interest during the winter months. The Franklinia does best in partial shade but will tolerate full sun to dense shade.


Height: 15-20 Feet

Spread: 10-15 Feet

Hardiness Zone: 5-8


We hope you enjoyed this months newsletter. If you have any questions or would like to meet with us to discuss your landscaping needs, please contact us at or call  215-653-0707 




Alden R. Zove

Cedar Run Landscapes

FREE Half Hour Design Consultation

Back by Popular Demand 


Want  to see your landscape project before a shovel hits the dirt?  Bring in a digital photo of your landscape problem on a flash drive or CD and we will transform the image of your problem area into a beautiful landscape, right in front of your eyes. We will be holding office hours Saturday May 21st. If you cannot make this date we will work with you to schedule a time that is convienent for you.



Are you looking for something more interesting than lawn? 


Or would you like to spruce up your curb appeal?


Whatever your landscaping problem may be, Cedar Run Landscapes can provide you with a solution. Schedule an appointment by giving Kaitlyn, our in house designer, a call at 215-350-6164 or e-mail her at To get the most out of your free session we ask that you concentrate on a small area of your property, similar to the examples displayed above.