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Work Increasing for Landscape Architecture Firms, Survey Shows | asla.org

If you’re breeding and promoting new landscape-hardy perennials, this is good news! I spend a fair amount of time talking to the LA community and I gather [from most of my conversation] that the last few years have been…well…crappy. Certainly, with overseas markets in turmoil, US debt issues and an election year on the horizon, […]

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Lake Okeechobee water levels rising, helping South Florida water supplies

Good news. I know some of the turf growers can use it!! Hopefully, this will mark an end to some of the water restrictions in south Florida: Lake Okeechobee water levels rising, helping South Florida water supplies

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Ozbreed New Plant Spotlight: Drought Tolerant Plants for Florida

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We have spent the better part of the last decade trying to figure out which Australian native plants are adapt to the harsh Florida climate.  Wait a minute…”harsh” climate…Florida??  Yup, that’s right. Most people would say that Florida sports one of the most favorable climates in all of the world and for tanning, tarpon fishing, […]

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US Drought Observations

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We all know that, for much of the US, it was a hot and dry summer.  However, in reviewing data from NOAA and the National Drought Mitigation Center, I found a few things that I thought were worth sharing.  As much emphasize as California regulating bodies place on water conservation, I expected to see data […]

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Work Increasing for Landscape Architecture Firms, Survey Shows | asla.org

Work Increasing for Landscape Architecture Firms, Survey Shows | asla.org

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Lomandra Breeze on a Living Wall, San Francisco

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I often surf the web looking for applications using some of our new plant introductions.  Yesterday, I ran across a design profile on greenroofs.com for a  330 sq. ft. residential green wall in San Francisco. Among the 50 species used was Ozbreed’s Lomandra longifolia Breeze. Lomandra Breeze is planted in the lower right Breeze was […]

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The world’s 10 oldest living trees | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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I would like to add my own submission to this list (link below): The Angel Oak on John’s Island, SC. Angel Oak, June 2008 – Photo by Kent Krugh, Kent Krugh Photography. A native live oak, The Tree, isn’t that tall but has a massive footprint covering over a third of an acre! Most estimates […]

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Dianella Tasred

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I have introduced many new plants over the last several years but among the first were Dianella…part of a collection we call the Celebrated Plants (celebratedplants.com).  Today, I received this picture from Dan Gibson at First Step Greenhouse in Temecula CA.  First Step grows many of our young plants including the Celebrated Plants.  Dan said […]

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Homeowner Rebates for Water Conservation in the Landscape

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Everyone has seen the commercials pleading with viewers to give thirty-two cents a day to bring fresh drinking water to destitute villages.  We see the plight of these third world regions but we simply can’t comprehend the reality of water ‘real’ shortages.  However, we are starting to feel some impact of a growing population and […]

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