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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

You can easily minimize the negative impacts of materials implemented into your landscape design by adopting this mantra: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Previously, utilizing recycled materials in a design concept was disregarded. People believed the items were: hard to find, hard to work with and ugly. But recently, a strong desire to be sustainable has led to an increase[…]

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Edible Landscapes

What are Edible Landscapes? Edible landscaping is the practical integration of food plants within an ornamental or decorative setting. The same design principles for ornamental landscapes are used, while substituting edible plants such as: Bananas, Citrus, Ginger, Lemon Grass, Olena and Herbs for some of the otherwise unproductive plant material. Using edibles in landscape design[…]

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Designing with Native Hawaiian Plants

Incorporating Native Hawaiian plants into a landscape design can create stunningly beautiful and unique spaces while aiding in the preservation of our surrounding environment. Roughy 90% of our native plants are found nowhere else in the world and many of them are endangered. Aside from the unmatched beauty of these plants, there are a number of other reasons[…]