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Attracting Butterflies To Your Miami Garden – The 16 Best Butterfly Attracting Plants For South Florida

Butterfly gardens are easy to create and butterflies bring joy every time they flutter by. So, if you love butterflies and if you enjoy having nature around your home, then install a butterfly garden. Butterfly gardening not only brings butterflies but also a small host of other wonderful wildlife to your doorstep. South Florida, Miami …

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Habitat Restoration ~ Giving Back to Wildlife in Miami, FL

Why is habitat restoration important for Miami and South Florida?   Habitat restoration by definition is an activity conducted to return a project site, to the maximum extent practicable, to the ecological condition that existed prior to the loss or degradation.  At Knoll Landscape Design, we’re working toward teaching about and implementing environmentally sustainable design …

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Tropical Garden Design Miami

Tropical Garden Design-South Florida Style   South Florida sits  25° 46′ 26″ N / 80° 11′ 38″ W.  That’s tropics baby. Hot and humid during the summer, breezy and temperate during the fall/winter. A tropical climate that’s perfect for sun bathing, swimming and ohhh yes, gardening. Miami is a mecca for growing exotic flowering trees, tropical fruit …

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Landscape ideas for your South Florida front yard

10 Landscape Ideas for your South Florida front yard   1. Mediterranean Garden Meandering brick paths accented with juniper, topiary balls, Italian cypress and Greek statues.   2. Tropical Paradise . Beautiful fuschia colored bougainvillea, foxtail palms and decorative pots atop keystone columns.   3. Gaurdian Cats  Pialeah ferns line this brick walkway along with walking …

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Garden ideas for the fall

Garden ideas for the fall It’s that time of year again. The time of year us South Floridians cherish the most, the Fall/Winter. With temps consistently in the 90’s and humidity at 100%, I personally roasted this summer.  The mosquitos alone will drive a person batty! But hope is just around the corner, and with …

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Best Landscape Design for Miami, South Florida?

Let’s talk about the best landscape design options for you.  Choosing the best landscape design for your Miami, South Florida home sometimes can be tricky. There are many design elements and variables to sort through, it’s easy to see why a person can be confused when trying to decide what the best landscape design is. You want a landscape that’s not only …

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Ficus hedge dying? Top ten privacy hedges for Miami, South Florida.

Is your Ficus Hedge Dying? The following article will shed light on the whitefly problems of Miami Dade County and privacy hedge plant options to choose from.    Whitefly have become a serious problem here in South Florida over the last 5 to 10 years. We all know what whitefly is by now right? It’s that cute …

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Return of the Victory Garden

Return of the Victory Garden The Victory Garden movement of WWI & II, and The Great Depression encouraged nearly 20 million Americans to plant fruits and vegetables in backyard gardens, empty lots, on roof tops, in neighborhood parks, and on other public land including 800 gardens in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Also called war gardens, these food spaces were promoted …

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Power of Plants

Power of Plants Like many things in life, we don’t always see the forest for the trees, and losing appreciation for the plant life around us just happens.  We may begin to see our living landscapes as just utilitarian, aesthetic, or even invasive.  While our attitudes may vary, the plant life around us still represents …

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Raised Bed Garden- The Neighborhood Friendly Edible Paradise by Easy Edible Landscapes

Raised Bed Garden-The Edible Paradise Landscape Designer Brent Knoll of Knoll Landscape Design Miami and Easy Edible Landscapes, regularly installs raised bed gardens for his South Florida clients. Why? These raised bed gardens are a highly effective method of planting herbs, fruits and vegetables for people and families that live in an urban to suburban community. What is a Raised …

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The Wisdom of Native Plants, South Florida and Miami

The Wisdom of Native Plants, South Florida and Miami   In the great scheme of nature, all living species spend many generations co-evolving with their surrounding eco-systems to become perfectly suited for their role in their environment. They not only develop the defenses and resources needed to survive, but they also develop particular traits that …

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Bamboo: The Building Material of a Better Tomorrow

Miami's own Brent Knoll, of Knoll Landscape Design, makes sustainability and ecological responsibility his top priority. Fortunately for Brent's clients, his application of sustainability brings style and flare.  We know, of course, that growing our own food is one of the most sustainable and ecologically responsible things we can do. It revitalizes our soil, fortifies …

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