Green Streets/Bioswales/Rain Gardens

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After at least a century of hard engineering solutions for urban rain/storm water run-off, communities are turning more and more to using a plant-based technology that mimics nature’s wetlands and ponds. Portland, Oregon, has played a leading role in supporting … Read More

Plant Lists for Green Roofs Continues to Expand

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Every green roof requires plants of some kind. While various succulents have proven relatively dependable in a roof’s harsh environment, there are many research projects looking at many other plants. As the results come in, new opportunities for the nursery … Read More

References for New Plant Technologies

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This is in response to a comment on this blog’s post on new environmental uses of plants. The visitor had hoped for more specific information on the plants that the “new plant technology” required. When I speak on this topic, … Read More

A Landscaper Looks at Sustainability

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In my recent post , New Opportunities in Sustainable Landscapes, the discussion centered on new landscape directions for the industry. This post looks at how one landscape firm looks at creating a different landscape, one focused on sounder environmental principles. … Read More

New Opportunities in Sustainable Landscapes

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This article appeared in the Oregon Landscape Contractor’s magazine. It is related to my last post that discussed how growers, retailers and landscapers might take advantage of new “green” trends and technologies. This focuses on how “Sustainable Development Offers New … Read More

Going Green – Point Tipped

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This is an article I wrote several years ago, but with a few minor changes, it still applies to the nursery and landscape industries…maybe even more with the downturn in sales. The green industry needs to market its “greenness!” Point … Read More