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Mondrian Hotels in general are my landscape hotels of the week.  Why? The pictures speak for themselves, but I want to point something out here...these...

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Sedge lawns are a smart environmental alternative to traditional lawns.  Sedges are close botanical cousins of the conventional grasses that make up traditional lawns but...

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Although the comment period just ended, you can download a copy of the sustainable sites initiative here.  "Through the creation and implementation of clear and...

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I am not sure I got universal agreement from my previous posting about feeling optimistic even though times are getting harder. I agree there is...

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I am captivated by the  design of a dense city center for the municipality of Gwanggyo near Seoul, Korea.   The conceptual design was created by...

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An interesting White Paper has been written by Karl Kalcher of MindFolio, a marketing strategy firm and published by Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research.  The...

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Graffiti in the garden - We talked about it a couple weeks ago.  Now look -- Terracycle, a terrific company that is recycling all sorts...

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grafitti in the garden - a trend
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When I saw a post on Garden Visit yesterday about Kelburn Castle I confirmed a suspicion I've had for weeks.  When they paint all over...

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I recently read an article in a local magazine about a problem that I have myself.  What to do with all the pots?   I have...

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I read this morning that Pantone, the "global authority on color," has selected Mimosa as the color of the year for 2009.  What color is...

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This post has been a few weeks in the works...at least bouncing around in my head.   I am feeling surprisingly optimistic and I am wondering...

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I always notice the landscape.  I have lived all over the place and the landscape or the products of it are always what I remember. ...

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I am intrigued by the desire to build vacation places where conditions are considered unmelcoming. Is this, by necessity, the wave of the future? Have...

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It's all over fashion...even my little people (ages 3 and 6) have clothing items with skulls, so it has to trickle over to the garden...

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I don't have a Gothic bone in my body (at least I don't think so), but I think that good designers should be able to...

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An emerging trend? I discovered both of these within days of each other. This sculpture is by modern artist Mark Hall and available through the...

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There are too many choices in the plant world, and it is so easy to loose focus which is why limiting your color theme always...

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Native, Natives, Natives…everyone is talking about using natives. What is a native? To try and state simply, it’s a plant that is widely considered to...

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I have recently discovered the trove of interesting garden accessories at gardenboutique.co.uk and among all the interesting items, I am quite taken with these little...

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hospitatlity and hotel garden - 6 ways that hotels can green their landscapes
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As I look around there is an ever increasing wealth of information on how to be more carbon neutral, sustainable and generally more responsible to...

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mandarin oriental hyde park terrace garden
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The Mandarin Oriental in London recently opened the ‘Park Terrace’ offering open air dining in a chic English garden setting. By all accounts it is...

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