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Know Maintenance Gardening (TM) developed by Roy Diblik

Northwind Perennial Farm creates nature-inspired gardens composed of durable perennials that contribute to their own health using the Know Maintenance Approach to minimize your labor and to maximize your enjoyment of your garden.

A contemporary perennial garden at the Chicago Art Institute designed and installed by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

A contemporary perennial garden at the Art Institute in Chicago designed and installed by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

A contemporary perennial garden installed at the Lake Geneva public library by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI designed and installed the gardens at the entrance to Mitchell Park Connservatory (The Domes) in Milwaukee, WI

Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI installed the perennial gardens at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.

Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI installed this contemporary perennial garden outside of the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, IL.

Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

Roy Diblik incorporated perennials into the rooftop vegetable garden at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

The planting at the entrance to the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes) as it was being installed. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

The perennial garden (after a season of growth) installed by Roy Diblik at the entrance to Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes). Photo by Roy Diblik

Narcissus Thalia with emerging perennials living in their own debris. In the spring, we cut back the debris from the previous year and leave it to mulch the current year's plants. This method requires less work, adds organic matter to the soil and the emerging perennials will quickly cover it. Photo taken at Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI by Roy Diblik.

A planting that Roy Diblik did for the Shedd Acquarium in Chicago, IL. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

Rooftop Garden at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago. Roy Diblik incorporated perennials into the rooftop vegetable garden. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

A great combination in Northwind's display garden: Deschampsia cespitosa 'Gold Tau' and Liatris Spicata. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI designed this garden for the Art Institute of Chicago. Photo by Roy Diblik

Northwind designed and installed this garden at The Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI designed the gardens in front of the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. Photo by Roy Diblik

Roy Diblik designed the gardens used in the meridians in Fontana, WI. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

A contemporary perennial garden at Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

The display gardens at Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI showcase the regionally hardy perennials that we grow.

Display Gardens at Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI. Photo by Roy Diblik.

A contemporary perennial garden at the Art Institute in Chicago, IL designed by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

A Know Maintenance Garden at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI designed by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

We create plant communities that grow well together and contribute to their own health. Photo by Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.