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High-Style Low-Maintenance Municipal Planters

In Melbourne, Australia municipal planters are filled with color . . . but not from flowers!   These massive street plantings contain a simple combination of majesty palms as “thrillers” combined with bright green sedges, pink-burgundy heuchera, phormium ‘Yellow Wave’, chartreuse sedum, and coprosma ‘Pacific™ Sunset’ with its  glossy variegated foliage.  The varying heights add interest, […]

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Flower Carpet Coral to the Rescue

When landscape professional Tyler Dance and his boss, George Procida, owner of GP Landscape, Inc. had complaints from the residents in an Rocklin, CA area about how bad a hillside looked, they knew they had to find a solution. Tyler tells us: “This Rocklin hillside had been a trouble spot for the city.  The plantings […]

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A Shopping Mall Filled with Roses

When GP Landscape, Inc. based in Sacramento, CA was selected to handle the landscape installation for the new Rocklin Crossings / Rocklin Commons Shopping Mall in Rocklin, CA, Flower Carpet Red was one of their primary “go to” plant selections. Designed by RSC Engineering, Inc. this extensive shopping complex included plenty of green space that […]

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Michigan Avenue – from Street to Streetscape

Over 20 years ago, landscape architect Douglas Hoerr was brought in to help beautify Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.   His challenge was to create a streetscape that was stunning yet could be created within a somewhat limited budget. The result was the Michigan Avenue Streetscape project covering 33 blocks of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. (more…)

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High Impact with Low Maintenance

If you or your clients are looking for a landscape plant that’s low maintenance but provides high impact and loads of color, consider using Flower Carpet roses. For over 20 years they’ve been used successfully in landscape installations from Maine to California with consistently dependable results. The same has been true in the UK, Australia […]

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Manageable Maintenance

Creating landscape designs that are easy to manage and maintain is becoming a crucial component of many designs, large and small. Homeowners want to spend time relaxing in their outdoor living area or enjoying a pool or fireplace area. They don’t want to spend time (or money) keeping their landscape in tip-top shape. More and […]

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Creating Eco-friendly Perennial Borders

Well-designed borders can be a spectacular feature in any landscape. By selecting plants that take a minimal amount of care and chemicals to thrive, it’s easy to create an eco-friendly border. As a bonus, depending on the plant selection, a well-planned perennial bed can also be a magnet for butterflies, beneficial insects and birds. Corner […]

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Layering to Create a Lush Landscape

When plants grow in nature, they grow in layers and drifts, overlapping and merging with each other. Good landscape designs are also three dimensional, and strategically placing plants of varying sizes, colors and textures can help to connect all the layers and create a great overall look. Well-placed plants can be used to frame views, […]

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