Friday, May 17, 2013

Gardening Lifestyle


It's easy to incorporate gardening into our lifestyle with the popularity of outdoor living and entertainment. This hot trend incorporates outdoor rooms and entertainment areas using hardscape features on patios with BBQ's, fire pits lighting, water features, furniture, rugs, containers and garden art. Making your presence known in social media allows these gardeners to find you. 
 
balcony gardenMy balcony has been transformed into an oasis of beauty to buffer my neighbor's balcony and increase privacy so I can enjoy my gardening lifestyle. I used a 24" decorative container of #1 and quart size groundcovers, perennials, a native grass, a semi-evergreen shrub, an evergreen and a tree form of Physocarpus Center Glow to make it into a welcoming retreat.

 

Loma Vista Nursery offers numerous varieties and sizes suitable as fillers for large containers. These varieties were used in this project: (left to right) Sedum 'Angelina', Potentilla neumanniana, Lysimachia 'Aurea', Juniperus 'Wiltonii'; (back row) Bouteloua gracilis, Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue', Salvia 'May Night' and Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'.
plant selection for containers
 
Develop and grow a customer base by supplying large scale container plantings for commercial and high-end residential customers. We have numerous ornamental trees suited for container plantings including Cercis 'Covey Weeping', Hibiscus, Hydrangea and tree form Roses. Our availability has additional listings or call your sales rep to place an order and expand on this trend.

Sheila Balaun, Inventory Manager, Loma Vista Nursery
 
 

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