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ModoLuce Contemporary Outdoor Lights

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In searching for a modern display for a home and garden show I am across ModoLuce, any Italian light company specializing in crafting creative forms using plastics, Murano blown glass, fabrics, and metal.  Their metal Icaro series of steel wire surrounding a lamp is a perfect sculptural element to use as a floor lamp or…

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Wild Ones 2017 Design With Nature Conference

Wild Ones 2017 Design With Nature Conference

Join The Wild Ones for a one day conference on native plants, the pros and cons of ‘alien’ plants, the value of biodiversity, and selecting trees for the landscape. February 18, 2017 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus. Register at http://www.designwithnatureconference.org/p/schedule.html

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Liatris aspera January 2016 Plant of the Month

Liatris aspera January 2016 Plant of the Month

Liatris aspera January 2016 Plant of the Month   Back to posting Plant of the Month landscape plants. Know What You Grow now has over 300 of my favorite plants that I use in my landscape projects. Visit stonepocket.com to check it out. Now to the good stuff. I choose a plant that has been a rock…

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Euphorbia polychrome ‘Bonfire’ Know What You Grow April 2016 Plant of the Month

Euphorbia polychrome ‘Bonfire’ Know What You Grow April 2016 Plant of the Month

Euphorbia polychrome ‘Bonfire’ April 2016 Plant of the Month Now in bloom in my Minnesota garden is Euphorbia polychroma ‘Bonfire’, a perennial that provides a kaleidoscope of color all season. The first act begins in April with sulfur yellow bracts brighting sun-partial shade garden providing a backdrop for spring bulbs. Green leaves then progress through oranges,…

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