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PHS announces award winners for 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show “In Full Bloom”

David Salman — a pioneer of waterwise gardening, passionate plant explorer, and charismatic storyteller — passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022. His commitment to cultivating a palette of beautiful waterwise plants transformed gardening in the American West.

Founder of Santa Fe Greenhouses, High Country Gardens and Waterwise Gardening, David Salman was an expert in the field of waterwise gardening and xeriscaping. He was a distinguished recipient of the 2008 American Horticultural Society Great American Gardeners Award. For decades, he encouraged environmentally conscious gardening practices, long before “organic” became a household word. He was also an enthusiastic, highly sought-after speaker on these subjects. Gardeners who were fortunate enough to speak with David or hear his presentations were sure to be captivated by his knowledge, experience, and passion.

Armed with a degree in horticulture, a shovel, and a spirit of adventure, David set out on a mission. He started in

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mohd’s 400+ design brands bloom in summer garden installation by studiopepe

As a source for furniture and lighting design inspiration, Mohd – Mollura Home Design has a wide curation of the very best of international design at its creative fingertips, for its own project, its clients and individual customers. During Milan Design Week 2022, the Italian brand sought the imagination of Studiopepe to envision an immersive installation to celebrate Mohd’s pluralistic vision for the home. Called Mohd in Bloom, the result welcomed visitors into a summery garden where the work of famous design names as well as the latest trends and upcoming talents could be experienced in harmony.

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Mohd – Mollura Home Design has been designing and decorating exclusive spaces since 1968. Their mission is to inspire and help people to live and work in beauty. As such, Mohd is the official retailers of more than 400 worldwide design brands, including VITRA, Poltrona

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Fragrant plants create a new dimension for your garden

By Lynette L. Walther

Fragrance has the ability to transport us to another time, another place, and — when employed in the garden — it can create magic. Many of our emotions and memories are closely linked, due to the brain’s anatomy. Adding deliciously fragrant plants to any landscape can present an entirely new dimension to our garden design.

Oftentimes choosing plants based on color scheme or texture is at the forefront when plant shopping, selecting and planting. But concentrating on scent is where we are headed today. 

According to the National Garden Bureau, when selecting plants for a garden, spectacularly scented shrubs, perennials, bulbs, annuals and – of course – herbs are great choices to bring fragrance into the landscape. 

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Consider choosing fragrant plants that bloom at different

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How much does a garden designer cost? Experts reveal all

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  • If you need help to make the most of your outside space, asking a garden designer to bring your ideas to life could be the best investment you’ll make. If you’re wondering how much does a garden designer cost, taking this major step is easier than ever; many garden design professionals offer flexible services offering targeted advice focussing on what homeowners really want to see in their garden ideas.

    ‘Garden design is no longer the sole preserve of the wealthy and landed, “ordinary” people can have even a small garden professionally designed,’ says Juliet Sargeant, who is the owner of Juliet Sargeant Gardens & Landscapes, a member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and a recent RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winner for her Blue Peter ‘Discover Soil’ garden.

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    Garden design school to open this summer

    A Yorkshire-based garden designer is launching a new school specifically to train designers for northern landscapes.

    Alistair Baldwin established Richmond-based landscape and architectural design consultancy, AWB Associates, over 15 years ago.

    His Yorkshire School of Garden Design opens its doors in August with a range of short courses throughout the year – designed for garden design enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more about all aspects of the art, from landscaping to planting.

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    Its professional Diploma in Garden Design delivered over an academic year, begins in September.

    The school will be based at Harewood House, near Leeds, which has over 100 acres of parkland designed by eminent 18th century landscape architect Sir Lancelot Capability Brown.

    Baldwin said: “The Yorkshire School of Garden Design was born out of my passion for this great art, combined with a deep-seated belief that the north of England is crying out for

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    5 rain garden ideas for your stormwater runoff

    Rain gardens are a way to keep stormwater from running off your yard while making it more beautiful. With a little planning, you can install a beautiful, easy-to-maintain rain garden that keeps water in your yard where your plants can use it—and not running off and washing fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides, pollutants, and animal waste into the storm drain and local streams and ponds.

    Rain garden design tips

    Most residential rain gardens are fairly compact, typically ranging in size from 60 square feet to 180 square feet. The water gardens can be any shape and size including popular designs like a straight rectangular flower bed, a circle of flowers, or a crescent-shaped garden along a slope.

    The standard way to size a rain garden is to make it 30% of the size of the surface it drains into. Look at the nearby roof, driveway, or sidewalk that sheds water

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    Galway garden designer wins Silver at Bord Bia Bloom!

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    Pictured from left outside Croí House: Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Fundraising Director; Christine Harnett, Croí Programme Participant; Croí Garden Designer and Project Lead, Dr Derek O’Keeffe – Professor of Medical Device Technology, NUI Galway, and Consultant Physician, Galway University Hospitals; and Mark O’Donnell, Croí’s Head of Foundation and Chief Operations Officer. Photo: Aengus McMahon

    Galway-based garden designer Professor Derek O’Keeffe has won a silver medal for the Croí show garden at the Bord Bia Bloom festival in Dublin which kicked off this morning.

    The show garden, sponsored by local heart and stroke charity Croí, raises awareness of cardiovascular health and the role gardens, plants and technology can have in protecting the heart.

    Prof O’Keeffe, who is a consultant physician at UHG and professor at NUIG as well as an avid gardener, believes gardens are ideal for communicating the importance of heart health.

    Plants are used in many life-saving cardiovascular

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    Super Garden judge Brian Burke on his Bloom garden design

    Award-winning garden designer and Woodie’s garden expert Brian Burke has returned to Bord Bia Bloom in the Phoenix Park with a stunning show garden.

    Over the past two years, many of us have found a new appreciation for our homes and our outdoor spaces. With this in mind, Burke’s design shows nature fans how to create an outdoor extension of our calming indoor space.

    Entitled ‘Seomra Eile’ (Another Room), the design depicts the garden as an extension of a contemporary home, with a natural flow from inside to outside.

    “We never lose the opportunity to throw in a bit of Irish,” Brian says proudly, standing in front of his show-stopping design in the Phoenix Park.

    “It’s prompted by our experiences over the past couple of years, we saw a lot of people taking on DIY projects at home,” he continues. “During the restrictions we realised that, no matter how much

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    Amazing Graze Flowers on Creating a Pet-Friendly Garden

    MELBOURNE, Australia, June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Every pet owner knows their furry friends are curious creatures, so it’s important to be aware of which plant and flower varieties are toxic to cats and dogs, in case the pets are tempted to have a taste of what’s in the garden. According to Amazing Graze Flowers, which provides flower delivery in Melbourne, there are a number of perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees that are poisonous to cats and dogs. If ingested by a pet, symptoms can range from mild to extreme, so it’s best to avoid these varieties altogether when creating a pet-friendly garden.

    Amazing Graze Flowers explains perennials that are toxic to pets include aloe vera, which can result in vomiting, diarrhea and tremors if eaten by a dog or cat; chrysanthemum, which can cause gastrointestinal issues and loss of coordination, plus a range of other flower varieties

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    A contemporary garden design with a natural swim pool

    Winner of Homes & Garden’s Best Garden Reader Award 2021, this garden realises the harmonious balance between architecture and outdoor setting, which is best achieved when they are designed concurrently.

    With architectural plans for the house on the drawing board, the ambitious and cohesive garden design was formulated, with shared ambitions regarding style, space, function and materials. 

    Be inspired by the landscaping and planting design tips for your own garden ideas.

    Natural swim pool design

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    The concept of a formal, geometric but natural swim pool idea, strategically in line with the architecture and using the same materials of the house, was central to the entire design. 

    Garden designer Anthea Harrison (opens in new tab) was challenged to devise a scheme which elevated the status of the pool to become the garden’s main feature.

    ‘Aesthetically more ‘classical water feature idea’ than swim pool, this dual-purpose, reflective

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