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Eco Landscape

There are many ways you can create a beautiful backyard while keeping the environment in mind. Landscape designer, Janet Ennamorato of Creative Gardens, shares her thoughts on eco-friendly landscaping. In recent years, governments and consumers have begun attaching greater weight to environmental imperatives and related landscaping implications. The new emphasis on environmental amelioration and sustainability

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Annuals: Trends + Colour

I’m sure most of your annual plantings are near completion by now, so it’s time to put a maintenance schedule in place to ensure healthy growth. During the coming weeks it’s also a good idea to make notes on combinations that work well together and take notice of trends that are emerging in the industry.

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LED Landscape Lighting

Increasingly, people are spending more time relaxing and entertaining in their gardens. Many have created an ‘outside addition’ to their homes through beautiful landscaping and construction and are enjoying their backyard to the fullest. They have built decks, pergolas, outdoor kitchens and fire pits. The Mystery of Landscape Lighting When it comes to landscape lighting,

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Palazzo Outdoor Fireplace

Create a focal point which will retain it’s luster for years to come with a Palazzo outdoor fireplace. The Palazzo is a new kind of outdoor fireplace; a linear design with a clean look that provides a contemporary focal point in an outdoor setting. This eye-catching outdoor fireplace is tough, built with marine-grade stainless steel

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Perfect Pergola Plants

Climbing vines add a vertical dimension to your garden and can grow on existing walls or fences. A pergola, arbor or trellis can be installed to provide climbing space. They are useful in hiding unsightly features or to provide a cover for a fence, garden shed or compost pile. English Ivy, Boston Ivy and Climbing

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Money Does GROW on Trees

Undoubtedly, most of us appreciate that a successful landscape project can add significantly to the enjoyment of ones home and premises by making it not only more attractive, but functional as well. But did you know that a properly designed and created outdoor space also represents an excellent investment that can easily add as much

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Enchanting Pergola Gardens

My dictionary defines a pergola as an arbour or covered walk, formed of growing plants trained over trellis work. Its root comes from the Latin, French and Italian pergula, a projecting roof and French pergere, to proceed. A pergola should, therefore, be an enclosure that invites us to proceed (walk) beneath it. Leave it to

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Water Lily Gardens

Water lilies are easily grown, requiring only sunlight, rich soil and quiet, shallow water. Their flowers are perhaps the most beautiful of all plants and can be enjoyed by almost everyone. If you can provide a location which receives six hours of full sun, then you can grow water lilies. Even an apartment dweller can

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Pond Plants + Maintenance

Water gardens are a beautiful addition to any garden. The calming pond water paired with unique plants will turn your landscape into a relaxing oasis. There are 3 Types of Water Garden Plants 1. Underwater Oxygenators are very important for water quality. They compete successfully with algae for nutrients and are a major contributor to

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The Modern Landscape

Gone are the days of simply planting a few evergreens under the front window, only to be tortured to death with bad pruning techniques. Today’s modern landscapes are sophisticated outdoor living spaces that include the latest materials, technology and trends while maintaining a strong environmental awareness. This year brings us more choices than ever to

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