Sustainable Landscape Design - My Powerpoint Talk on Sat Jan. 22, 2011

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Sustainable Landscape Design -

Tips on Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces for a Healthy Biosphere

 
 

A dry stream gardens in the making

My Powerpoint talk on Sustainable Landscape design is very informative - if you are interested please contact me! I call on my decades of experience in dealing with tough site situations in a sensitive manner...Lots of great ideas you can use!
 
Sourwood (Oxydendron)

I have expanded that somewhat to address Sustainable Landscape Design which would touch upon the various aspects of designing with our ecosystem in mind.



 
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Soft paving

Some of the points covered:
  • Creative ideas to minimize surface water runoff
  • Rain gardens and plants
  • Alternatives to hard surface paving
  • Actual projects and layout ideas - before and after photos
  • Discussions of the best native plants for use in gardens our area
  • Unique ways to combine native plants
This dry stream catches a lot of runoff from the slope - I took this photo right after we finished

 







Comments

  1. I love looking at the landscapes you feature. They are all so lush and serene.

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  2. Thank you Hazel! that is my aim ....you have made my day.

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  3. Love love the tiarella/dennstaedtia combo with the beautiful bench. Fabulous!
    I imagine that my final semester at CU will have totally heated up by the 22nd, but I would love to hear this talk.

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  4. it is right up your alley, Sarah.

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  5. I like some of the landscape design you posted in here.

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  6. Love the idea of the run off stream catcher. What a great idea and a way to stop damage from the spring rains.

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    1. I have many more photos of drystreams - will share in another post, Jesse. Good luck landscaping in Spokane.

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  7. These are fantastic designs, Jan! Every photo speaks of a refreshing environment. And oh, your dry stream is very lovely. It dramatically represented the actual condition of our environment.

    Matt Kucik @MeridianLandScapes.com

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    1. Thank You Matt! and I hope you buy my book next year - Heaven is a Garden - you will get some great ideas for your gardens.

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