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040: Hip & Cool Plant Solutions Part 3 of 3 (8/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

6/5/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . Selections of Shrubs...my favorites . Selections of Ground Covers... my favorites . Selections of Perennials/Ephemerals...my very most favorites! Cheers!

Duration:00:11:21

039: Hip & Cool Plant Solutions Part 2 of 3 (7/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

5/31/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . 2 x 4 method: "2" the merits of a balance of evergreens & deciduous native plants . 2 x 4 method: "4" trees, shrubs, ground covers & perennials/ephemerals . Selections of Trees: native small flowering Chionanthus (grancy...

Duration:00:06:42

038: Hip & Cool Plant Solutions Part 1 of 3 (6/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

5/29/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . Problem-solving criteria . A client brief to restore a waterfall/watershed . Revegetation & Biodiversity for a healthy, vital woodland Cheers!

Duration:00:09:16

037: Native Plants for Birds (5/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

5/24/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . There are four main categories . Larval host plants . Seed/Rich nut producing plants . Barry producing plants/nectar-producing plants Cheers!

Duration:00:09:31

036: Native Plants for Birds (4/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

5/22/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . There are four main categories . Larval host plants . Seed/Rich nut producing plants . Barry producing plants/nectar-producing plants Cheers!

Duration:00:10:06

035: Elderberry: An Ornamental and Edible Shrub (3/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

5/17/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . Solving problems in your garden and cultivating health? Elderberry is the plant for you! . The native Sambucus Americana is a fantastic plant to help mother nature fulfill its duty in your garden by providing nectar for...

Duration:00:10:48

034: Hip Trees - Zingy Maples: (2/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

5/15/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . Deciduous benefits for summer shade and winter sun . Flamingo Box Elder Acer negundo 'Flamingo' . Japanese Maples, a marvelous diversity . Full moon Japanese Maple . Research your particular zone..read about your...

Duration:00:09:42

033: Enliven Your Garden: (1/8) Hip & Cool Plants!

5/10/2018
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Great choices for Hip & Cool Garden Plants are covered in this 8 part series designed to add a little zip to your summer garden! Dovecote is the teaching garden design lab and home to The Garden Talk Salon at Dargan Landscape Architects. Topics in this episode: . Accent trees small, medium and large . Evergreen & deciduous . Purposeful planting- solve a problem! . Cornus kousa’wolfeyes’ . Picea orientalis ‘Skagit or Gaudi’ Cheers!

Duration:00:09:13

032: Green Houses and Master Gardeners (part 8 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden!

5/8/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . Choosing your greenhouse wisely. . The Master Gardener program is a fabulous way to learn how to grow! Cheers!

Duration:00:04:58

031: Soil Blocking and Heat Mats (part 7 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden!

5/3/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . What is soil blocking as a technique? . Why is it sustainable? . Watch out for the power it takes to run a seat that heating unit! Cheers!

Duration:00:08:01

030: Successes and Failures (part 6 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden!

5/1/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . What to do when your seed packs get wet? . Persevere! Keep your fingers crossed… . And keep on planting proceeds Cheers!

Duration:00:05:41

029: Choosing Your Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, Permanent Plants and Pull-a-Bles: (part 5 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden!

4/17/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . Reading a planting guide in a seed catalog… All the different information can be overwhelming, so think about the three categories of plants you’re using: permanent plants, the three seasons of veggies, and pull-a-bles… Get to learn...

Duration:00:07:19

028: Choosing Your Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, Permanent Plants and Pull-a-Bles: (part 4 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden!

4/12/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . Non-GMO, heritage seeds are the best for your health and for Mother Nature. . The categories of plants to choose… . Permanent plantings or perennial vegetables, three seasons of veggies such as early cold, mid Summer, fall...

Duration:00:09:08

027: Super Soil! (part 3 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden

4/10/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . Soil for raised beds value-priced $1.25 versus $6.95… Read the label and watch out for over improved soil! . Add and goodies such as biochar, dry molasses, alfalfa meal, feather meal… Organic opportunities are endless in today’s...

Duration:00:09:23

026: Super Soil! (part 2 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden

4/5/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . Soil for raised beds value-priced $1.25 versus $6.95… Read the label and watch out for over improved soil! . Add and goodies such as biochar, dry molasses, alfalfa meal, feather meal… Organic opportunities are endless in today’s...

Duration:00:08:36

025: Design Your Veggie Garden (part 1 of 8) Rock Your Veggie Garden

4/3/2018
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Design your vegetable garden to rock your life! You want convenient good produce close at hand, fresh air, get some exercise and meet a community of like-minded gardeners. It’s a lot easier than you ever imagined… Happy gardening! Topics in this episode: . The adoption process: your new spot or community garden! . Shade versus sun, damp versus dry… Check out your environment. . Good design makes it perform year round and look great. . Build it, square it and get an electric...

Duration:00:09:02

024: Eight Tips for Immediately Improving Your Property (part 8 of 8)

3/29/2018
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Refining your design using art elements and design principles! . Why art elements and design principles are so useful! . The art elements: Line, color, form, texture . The design principles: focalization, repetition, Axial geometry, balance, asymmetry, and more! Cheers!

Duration:00:09:09

023: Eight Tips for Immediately Improving Your Property (part 7 of 8)

3/27/2018
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Destinations and border zones… Pathways and linkages! . Editing and seamlessly sculpting your destination desires . The terrace border and its design . The string of pearls concept of the circular connected pathway for service and amusement Cheers!

Duration:00:08:12

022: Eight Tips for Immediately Improving Your Property (part 6 of 8)

3/22/2018
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How to design a fountain into your perimeter space! . Sizes and types of fountains that I like . The great lawn and its connection to the perimeter seating area . Other elements to consider in designing the perimeter Cheers!

Duration:00:08:39

021: Eight Tips for Immediately Improving Your Property (part 5 of 8)

3/20/2018
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Demystifying perimeter spaces for use and delight! . Appropriate sizes for perimeters close to the back door for entertaining or relaxing . Types of paving . Elements to consider that might be part of your perimeter… An exercise in editing your wish list Cheers!

Duration:00:10:40