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Cultivate ’17

Hey flower lovers! I was recently in Columbus, Ohio for Cultivate ’17, one of the biggest horticultural events in North America. I had a great time searching out what grows best in our gardens along with growers from around the world. Here are a few of my pics from Cultivate ’17… Get your garden growing!

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Companion Crop Planting

Companion planting is the process of knowing which plants thrive and enhance each other’s growth and which do not grow well together. By being your own ‘plant matchmaker’ you will reap many benefits. Below I’ve listed some of my favourite vegetables and their compatible and incompatible partners. 3 Benefits of Companion Planting Increased pollination and

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5 Vegetable Garden Tips

Edible gardens are on-trend and extremely rewarding. I’d like to share five of my sure-fire ways to keep your vegetable garden well cared for and bountiful this summer. So, channel your inner farmer and bon appétit! 5 Things To Do in Your Edible Garden in Early Summer: Keep harvesting lettuce and kale to encourage production.

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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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Meet the Hydrangea

The trendy Hydrangea is a gorgeous flower with big, bountiful blooms. A bona fide flower garden showstopper! It can, however, be finicky to grow. It blooms on either “new wood” or “old wood”. New wood refers to the stems that have just developed on the plants during the current growing season. Old wood refers to

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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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Fire Feature Trend

Fire is an earth element and an element gaining popularity within the world of landscaping. Fire bowls, pits, gas lanterns, torches, and even fire floating about water features. If you can dream it, a verified landscape professional can design, create and install it! Fire features can be simple; a store bought fire bowl fueled by

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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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Five 2017 Landscape Trends

1.  Blending The use of man made products with natural materials! Blending both natural stone steps, native plantings, mossy rocks with Unilock pavers, manufactured recycled plastic decks, rubberized sport courts and custom made fire pits creates an outdoor space that fits your property and fits the surrounding environment. 2.  Playtime for All Ages In the

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