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Low-maintenance solution to soften harsh lines

The architectural design at Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen at the Del Amo Fashion Mall in Torrance, CA is all square lines and flat surfaces.  But when the adjoining trough planters were filled with gently cascading Festival™ Burgundy cordyline interplanted with graceful agave, the look is fantastic! Once established, Festival™ cordyline stands up to drought […]

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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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A Rose To The Rescue

Philip Heald had a problem. The Tulbaghia fragrans that had been specified wasn’t performing as hoped. Heald is the construction manager for Ladera Ranch, a 4,000-acre master-planned hometown in South Orange County, CA. The tulbaghia was one of the plants slated to anchor several key public areas of the six villages and three districts that […]

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