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Condo-dwellers drive Chesapeake landscaping project

Condo-dwellers drive Chesapeake landscaping project

Residents from The Shores at Water’s Edge in Belcamp, Maryland, teamed up with landscapers to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s critical area buffer. The condominium owners received a grant from the non-profit ...

AmericanHort CEO resigns to take Washington job

AmericanHort CEO resigns to take Washington job

AmericanHort’s president and chief executive, Michael V. Geary, has resigned, the organization’s board of directors announced Wednesday. Geary is leaving to become CEO of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, ...

Scientists may restore pollinator health via bee vaccine

Scientists may restore pollinator health via bee vaccine

A breakthrough in honeybee immunization has been discovered after a 15-year study on a bee blood protein known as vitellogenin. Scientists from Arizona State University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä ...

What you need to know about rose rosette disease

What you need to know about rose rosette disease

There are plenty of plant diseases out there, and while some can be treated or prevented the worst are the ones that have no cure. Rose rosette disease, or RRD, is ...

Create healing gardens clients can use for host of remedies

Create healing gardens clients can use for host of remedies

From increasing a home’s value to creating private havens, connecting people to nature and benefitting insects, wildlife and larger ecosystems, the work of professional landscapers and landscape designers has far-reaching ...

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Popular in Europe for decades, vertical gardening is a technique that’s trending in the United States. Also called living, or “green,” walls, vertical gardening refers to plant material growing in ...

University works to replace turf with drought-tolerant landscaping

University works to replace turf with drought-tolerant landscaping

The University of Utah is modifying its campus over the summer with water-conserving landscaping in mind. In light of the ongoing drought, the university to want to cut its water ...

Native plants add beauty, hardiness, local feel to landscapes

Native plants add beauty, hardiness, local feel to landscapes

Native plants are experiencing a surge in popularity. But what does “native” really mean? “There’s a lot of confusion about the term,” says Andrea DeLong-Amaya, director of horticulture at Lady Bird ...

New book promotes landscaping that lessens allergies

New book promotes landscaping that lessens allergies

Landscapers can make outdoor areas more comfortable for those who suffer from allergies and asthma by planting female plants instead of males, according to author Thomas Ogren. In his book, The ...

Bayer CropScience names marketing chief for turf, ornamentals

Bayer CropScience names marketing chief for turf, ornamentals

The Environmental Science division of Bayer CropScience has named Glenn Rougier as head of marketing for the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In his new role, Rougier is ...

Fire-resistant landscapes feature variety of plants

Fire-resistant landscapes feature variety of plants

  In areas like Oregon, where fire danger is especially high this year, landscapers can help clients protect their homes by planting materials that deter fire. “No plant is fireproof,” Brooke Edmunds, ...

Impatiens struggling back from systemic disease

Impatiens struggling back from systemic disease

  The beloved bedding impatiens are slowly making a comeback from the downy mildew that hit them hard four years ago. At the time, the colorful flowers were effectively eliminated as ...

Texas hopes native plants will check erosion along highways

Texas hopes native plants will check erosion along highways

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Lakeway, Texas, are at work on a pilot project that includes the use of native plants and grasses to improve ...

Turf-removal rebate funds exhausted, program ends

Turf-removal rebate funds exhausted, program ends

  The popular turf-removal rebate program that many Californians have taken advantage of has come to an end. Hundreds of millions of dollars in rebates have been paid to residents of ...

Texas residents seek OK to landscape with native plants

Texas residents seek OK to landscape with native plants

Several residents in Temple, Texas, have asked the city council to consider changing an ordinance prohibiting the planting of native plant species on properties within the city limits. The regulation ...

Landscape, interior designers collaborate for a cause

Landscape, interior designers collaborate for a cause

Neither Mariani Landscape nor Frank Ponterio Interior Design really needed another project to show off. Both Chicago area firms have done plenty of extraordinary work, as browsing the portfolios on ...

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