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A vibrant perennial border with lady's mantle, foxglove, geranium, and salvia.
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axtell21 wrote:
Metal edging - Where can I get metal edging like the one in this photo. How wide is it and should it be set in concrete?
   Comment   March 5, 2014
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Steel and aluminum edging can be found at landscape supply and some big box hardware stores. They are held in place by stakes, so don't need to be set in concrete.
March 11, 2014 at 11:57am   
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olram wrote:
What kind of tree is that, in the back - center, with the magenta?
     Comment   July 25, 2013
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Looks like a huge rhododendron to me
August 15, 2013 at 2:02pm   
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A rhododendron just as the flowers are beginning to fade. If you want to get a rhodi make sure you keep it in check as they can become invasive with runners spreading underground.
January 18, 2014 at 2:55am   
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Monica Ramirez wrote:
donde venden los marcos de desviacion? - necesito saber de que lugar son los marcos de desviacion reciclables. vivo en santiago de chile. soy paisajista y quisiera el contacto con la empresa que los hace. Gracias. monica
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jstaylor7 wrote:
What brand of path light did you use--really like it! Is it aging well?
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Bender BoardThe basics: This is a plastic lumber made from 100 percent recycled polyethylene plastic and is very flexible and durable. It generally comes in 20-foot lengths and often has a wood-like "grain" on the surface. If you want curving beds with a border that almost disappears, bender board could be for you. Cost: $3.50 to $5.50 per linear foot installed.Advantages: Bender board is very flexible, making it ideal for creating sweeping curves. It's durable (lasting 12 years or more) and fairly easy to install, perfect for a homeowner's DIY project. Disadvantages: It can be difficult to find bender board, especially if you live in a rural area. The long length of the boards also makes them difficult to transport for the average homeowner. This material is twice the cost of black plastic edging but infinitely more durable.Special considerations: There are types of bender board made from thin strips of wood (redwood, for example) for $3 to $4 per 10-foot section, available at home improvement stores and landscape supply companies. Even though the wood is rot resistant, it will not last as long as recycled-plastic bender board. Both types of bender board require the separate purchase of stakes for installation.Also, if you're using redwood or another type of wooden bender board, it's helpful to soak it in water for several hours or overnight to soften it up and make it more pliable during installation.
The flexibility of recycled plastic is demonstrated in this garden, where a bender board made from 100 percent recycled plastic creates a border for the curved path.Pros: Unlike wood, recycled plastic products never rot, encourage mold growth or need paint or toxic preservatives. Recycled plastic has come a long way in design terms. It's highly durable and can be very attractive, often coming in a range of bright colors. Considerations: Check that your recycled product is recyclable and how best to dispose of it. Also check the percentage of recycled material to be clear on exactly what you are buying and its recommended use. Finally, look at where your recycled product was made to reduce the impact of unnecessary transportation.

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This is a plastic lumber made from 100 percent recycled polyethylene plastic and is very flexible and durable. It generally comes in 20-foot lengths and often has a wood-like "grain" on the surface. If you want curving beds with a border that almost disappears, bender board could be for you. Cost: $3.50 to $5.50 per linear foot installed.Advantages: Bender board is very flexible, making it ideal for creating sweeping curves. It's durable (lasting 12 years or more) and fairly easy to install, perfect for a homeowner's DIY project. Disadvantages: It can be difficult to find bender board, especially if you live in a rural area. The long length of the boards also makes them difficult to transport for the average homeowner. This material is twice the cost of black plastic edging but infinitely more durable.Special considerations: There are types of bender board made from thin strips of wood (redwood, for example) for $3 to $4 per 10-foot sectio
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Garden #2 Edging on a slope I'll chime in on this one, only because I have a garden built on multiple slopes and uneven terrain. It's very difficult and generally unattractive to use a pre-made horizontal type of edging on terrain such as this. Unless you use horizontal 4 x 6 pieces of lumber which can be cut and stacked horizontally to step down your slope, you're better off, I think, with these two ideas: either use vertical elements for edging, such as bricks, cobblestones, cut pieces of bamboo, etc., all set on end, or use stacked stone, leaning back slightly into the hill for stability. I used stacked stone in a reno in my garden recently. When I came to a change in grade, I incorporated a larger rock or small boulder. This adds stability and visual interest, and makes a change in grade look purposeful. On the other side of the boulder you can start with a lower or higher grade, giving it all a natural look. Hope this helps.
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