Landscape Design

Design Feature In – Green Child Magazine

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog, Landscape Design, Media | 4 comments

Design Feature In – Green Child Magazine

Urban Eden Design was recently featured in Green Child Magazine, in the late winter 2012 edition. The article is below. GC: Why did you choose to be a holistic/sustainable landscaper? LF: My passion and curiosity lead me down an interesting path on a search for a career that would allow me to work within my values and create sustainable beauty. I trained as a graphic and media designer, but part way through my schooling I was hit by a car as a pedestrian! During my recovery I realized the amazing healing power of nature and this discovery started me down the path of horticulture...

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‘Now’ reporter gets lesson in composting in White Rock – Surrey Now Article

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Blog, Community Garden, Food Growing, Landscape Design, Media, Workshops | 1 comment

‘Now’ reporter gets lesson in composting in White Rock – Surrey Now Article

By Amy Reid, Surrey NOW October 19, 2011 WHITE ROCK – It’s no news to anyone that composting is a way to turn garbage into gold. But I had never taken the time to learn how the whole process works – or how to do it for myself. As a child, my mom had an outdoor composter set up, but my job was simply to throw the acceptable food waste items into a bin under the sink. I never questioned, or understood, the science behind it. When I saw that a composting workshop was being offered in White Rock, I jumped on it. Lora Frost, an organic master gardener and holistic landscape...

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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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Veggies for Shade, part shade and dappled shade

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Blog, Food Growing, Landscape Design | 5 comments

Veggies for Shade, part shade and dappled shade

        Over at the White Rock Community Garden, we have more shade than we were expecting… So one question I am being asked is what thrives in part shade? You can still grow a range of veggies and herbs in a shady area {not full shade, mind you!}   Here is a chart that lists some of the most popular choices for part shade and dappled shade.   Crop Shade Notes Growing Tips Arugula At least three to four hours of sun per day. Arugula welcomes shade, as this crop is prone to bolting as soon as the weather turns warm if in full sun. Asian greens At...

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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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Front Yard – Understated to Punches of Colour

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Blog, Landscape Design, Portfolio | 6 comments

Front Yard – Understated to Punches of Colour

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