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Creating Curb Appeal & Increasing your Property Value

Posted by on Oct 8, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Landscape Design, Photos | 2 comments

Creating Curb Appeal & Increasing your Property Value

“So, whether you are a new home owner building for your family or a contractor building for potential new buyers, the fact is creative landscaping enhances the perceived value and the actual resale value of every home.” This modest looking rancher is dwarfed by the 80 foot plus trees. There is no path to the front door, and most new visitors miss the driveway, which is before the home and is hard to see. Situated on the agriculture based and visually stunning Westham Island, this 5 acre parcel is home to Westham Island Nursery.  The goal: create a Mediterranean influenced...

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The back deck; entertaining and serenity

Posted by on Aug 8, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Landscape Design | 0 comments

The back deck; entertaining and serenity

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Complete Yard Makeover – Time Worn Country to Low Maintenance Mediterranean

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Landscape Design, Photos, Portfolio | 0 comments

Complete Yard Makeover – Time Worn Country to Low Maintenance Mediterranean

What do you do when you have a 5 acre property, your gardens are over 20 years old and your visitors routinely miss your driveway because it is hard to see? You call Urban Eden Design to create a plan to increase your curb appeal, increase your property value, and create a stunning low maintenance planting that supports the hundreds of birds! You also become the envy of your neighbours! Here is how the property looked when we started the design process: The pathways were uneven and irregular. Half of the pool had been converted into a flower bed, but all of the existing plantings were...

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Back Yard – Construction Zone to Pond Oasis

Posted by on Jun 5, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Landscape Design, Portfolio | 0 comments

Back Yard – Construction Zone to Pond Oasis

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Lora Danyluk- Guest Expert on Sustainable Landscaping

Posted by on Jun 5, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Workshops | 0 comments

Lora Danyluk- Guest Expert on Sustainable Landscaping

Start: Feb 27 2010 – 2:00pm End: Feb 27 2010 – 4:00pm “Sustainable Landscaping” Lora Danyluk, Principal Designer and Founder, Urban Eden Design In the presentation Lora will explain what sustainable landscape design is, what chemical gardening really does to our soils and how you can garden using organic methods and sustainable practices in your own outdoor spaces. An outdoor space can be as small as few planters on your balcony and as large as you can imagine. Bio – Principal Designer and Founder of Urban Eden Design, Lora Danyluk, is an Organic Master...

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Feta salad with warm tomato dressing

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Quick & Dirty Dish Cookbook, Recipes | 0 comments

Feta salad with warm tomato dressing

This salad is to die for! {Scroll down to the bottom for the Quick & Dirty Dish Tip} The full recipe: Feta salad with warm tomato dressing 1 container goat feta 1/3 C. olive oil 3 garlic cloves, diced 1 tbsp fresh rosemary or 2 tsp dried 6 large tomatoes, diced. Or if in a hurry, 2 large cans diced tomatoes 1 large orange or yellow pepper, diced 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 fresh bunch of basil, chopped salt to taste mixed greens or arugula Feta Marinade 1. Into a flat bottomed container add the olive oil, garlic and rosemary 2. Add the feta to the mixture, making  sure it is coated on all...

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