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The Value of Our National Parks The Value of Our National Parks
August 31, 2016

The scenery. The fresh air. The wildlife. The outdoor adventures. Anyone who’s been to one of our 59 beautiful national parks knows how fortunate we are to have them. National parks vary tremendously in their features––from mountains and waterfalls, to fields and canyons––but all are…

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Fall wedding flowers Celebrate In Style With Autumn-Inspired Weddings, Parties and Events
August 31, 2016

With its riot of deep, bright colors, autumn is nature’s parting gift before the chill of the winter months. Weddings, dinner parties, and other special events feel especially festive and cozy this time of year, set against a backdrop of mustard, pumpkin, and fire hues.…

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How To Achieve Four Aesthetic Principles Of A Zen Garden Indoors or Outdoors How To Achieve Four Aesthetic Principles Of A Zen Garden Indoors or Outdoors
August 24, 2016

An old Japanese proverb teaches that a garden is not complete until nothing more can be removed. This idea is best seen in a classic Zen garden, which typically consists of little more than raked gravel and artfully placed rocks and moss. The features and…

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Cottage, Country, or Contemporary? How To Define A Space's Style Cottage, Country, or Contemporary? How To Define A Space's Style
August 17, 2016

Whether a space is meant to reflect a laid-back lifestyle, evoke a sense of history, or imbue breathable simplicity, the hues, accents, plant containers and plants chosen are vital elements used to tell its story. Thoughtful choices, well-appointed quarters and an artful eye bring it…

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Fiberglass, Metal, or Resin: How To Choose The Right Planter Material For Any Design or Landscape Fiberglass, Metal, or Resin: How To Choose The Right Planter Material For Any Design or Landscape
June 8, 2016

Whether a carefully-chosen planter box flanking a walkway or distinctive, tall vase planters framing an elegant doorway, plant containers act as much more than homes for greenery and blooms: they're an important part of any design scheme. Planters act as anchors of style, either quietly…

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Outdoor seating area Illuminate The Night: Add Warmth and Style To Spaces With Outdoor Lighting
June 6, 2016

Few experiences rival the magic of sitting outside on a well-appointed patio after sunset. Dining by soft light or simply enjoying a glass of wine in the glow of an illuminated deck or patio creates a romantic feeling, especially when surrounded by stylish elements like…

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Go Green(er): Eco-conscious Techniques To Create Stunning And Earth-Friendly Landscapes Go Green(er): Eco-conscious Techniques To Create Stunning And Earth-Friendly Landscapes
June 1, 2016

For today's discerning businessowner or homeowner, it's not enough that a landscape or outdoor area be beautiful and functional: it should also go easy on the Earth, reducing its overall footprint via thoughtful techniques and cutting-edge technologies: Container Planting Dedicating landscape space to plant contaiers…

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Rooftop patio planters Privacy, Shade, and Comfort: How To Create The Three Essential Elements of a Rooftop Patio Oasis
May 27, 2016

A rooftop patio can bring a sense of resort-like luxury to any business or residence, providing sweeping views, a respite from the sun-baked pavement, and relief from street-level noise and pollution. But, to get the most out of a skyward oasis, a rooftop patio should…

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Blending Old and New: How To Use Transitional Style In Plantscapes, Landscapes, and Indoor Spaces Blending Old and New: How To Use Transitional Style In Plantscapes, Landscapes, and Indoor Spaces
May 20, 2016

Transitional style is borrowed from the disciplines of architecture and interior design, and brings together elements of the traditional and the contemporary to create a familiar, timeless, elegant style. Transitional style blends the basic elements of line, color, and texture found in both traditional and…

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How To Incorporate 2016 Color Trends Into Plantscapes, Landscapes, And Outdoor Spaces How To Incorporate 2016 Color Trends Into Plantscapes, Landscapes, And Outdoor Spaces
May 17, 2016

For the first time, Pantone has chosen the blending of two shades - Rose Quartz, a gentle pink evoking a summer sunset, and Serenity, an airy, weightless blue - as the 2016 Pantone colors of the year. Imparting a sense of peace and calm, this…

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Lush, Romantic Beauty: Create A Tropical Garden In Any Space or Climate Using Containers Lush, Romantic Beauty: Create A Tropical Garden In Any Space or Climate Using Containers
May 12, 2016

The passion and romance of the tropics add drama and dimension to elegant homes, and creativity to commercial areas. According to Megan Montgomery of Louisiana Landscape Specialty, a licensed horticulturist and landscape designer, creating a feeling of lushness intermingled with pops of bright color is…

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Bold, Unique, and Naturally Versatile: 2016 Commercial Landscape Trends Bold, Unique, and Naturally Versatile: 2016 Commercial Landscape Trends
March 17, 2016

We consulted landscapers, designers, and industry insiders to compile this year's hottest trends in commercial landscape design. 2016 will be focused on versatility, style, and the touches, big and small, that create a welcoming, vibrant property. Container Plantscaping Well-designed planters and pots offer a wealth…

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