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Planting Styles: Many themes or styles in gardens can be traced back to 19th century Britain. The popularization of gardens occurred as the elements of famous garden places  were replicated and brought home. From bedding to herbaceous to mixed borders, gardens evolved and rules of planting and plants were broken. More…
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Native Planting: Native plants are plants that have existed in North America for 1000s of years. Consideration should be given to many of these beautiful perennials, shrubs and trees by today’s garden owners when making choices at the nursery. More…
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Lawn Alternatives: Try removing some turf from your garden. Why? It makes good environmental sense. Grass lawns are time consuming, use excess water and are expensive to maintain. More…
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Permeable Surfaces: Impervious surfaces have increased with the urbanizations of our lives. Include flexible surfaces such as gravel, river rock, large pebble stones and wood nuggets in your outdoor space. More…
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Raised Beds: Not only can raised beds be a feature in their own right they can play a key role in promoting healthy soil. No more double digging of heavy soil with shallow topsoil. More…
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