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Asian Gardens
All About Oriental Gardens
Oriental gardens are gardens designed in the traditional style found in Asian countries such as Japan, China, and Korea.

The Helpful Gardener is written by Scott Reil of Scott Reil Garden Design. He has taught an Advanced Master Gardeners course on Japanese Garden Design and is happy to share his knowledge of Japanese Gardening

Oriental Garden Ideas
On this page you'll find thoughts, advice and photos all about oriental garden ideas. Everything you find here comes from real gardens and gardeners who are part of the Grows on You community.

Oriental Landscaping Ideas
An oriental garden has certain design aspects to it that attempt to be the embodiment of grace and form.

West Asian Gardens
The region described as West Asia extends from India to Egypt. It is where civilisation, and therefore of garden design, first developed. Ancient West Asia influenced all the surrounding areas, including Europe and China.

Decks, Pergolas, Gazebo and Fences
AZEK Pavers®
Pavers, re-invented. Learn why others chose AZEK Pavers® for their ground, deck and flat rooftop applications.

Cedar Outdoor
Everything you need to complement your home’s outdoor living space with Real Cedar is right here and we’ll show you how. Inside you’ll find: Wood fence ideas and plans, project design ideas including cedar garden gazebos, cedar sheds, beautiful cedar arbo
Do you want to learn how to build a deck like the pros? is the best source of information for every deck building project.

Forever Redwood
Our Garden Pergola can be built attached to your home or other structure to create a smooth transition to your outdoor room.

Garden Fencing & Walls
Design ideas for enclosing your landscape with a fence or wall.

Gossen Deck Products
Restful retreat. Party pad. Busy abode. Whatever your style, Gossen will turn your house into a home.

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Kayu™ Batu (red balau) decking
Kayu Wood is known for its natural beauty, durability and proven performance under extreme conditions.

Nuvo Iron™ Fencing
Nuvo Iron™ has been manufacturing high quality iron and fencing products for over two generations. Our skillful craftmanship and attention to detail provides you with superior iron fencing, iron gates and wrought iron.

Hot Tubs, Patio and More carries a wide variety of quality teak outdoor patio furniture, wicker patio furniture, aluminum sling furniture, wrought iron furniture, cantilever umbrellas, patio heaters, firepits, custom outdoor kitchens, gazebos, pergolas, premium outdoor hot tubs/spas and more.

Real Cedar
Real Cedar can be used for siding, decking, fencing, gazebos, sheds, doors, windows, blinds, shutters, indoor/outdoor and much more.

Regal Aluminum Railing
Regal Ideas designs, builds and manufactures a full range of long life, low maintenance aluminum products.

Engineered for safety, low maintenance with a lifetime warranty, the super-strong SigmaDek structure includes the stairs and railing. Goes together in hours, not days, with the deck board of your choice.

The Bold Post
Say goodbye to rotten posts with the new Bold Post pre-cast concrete fencepost foundation.

TimberTech Decking Products
TimberTech maintains its color and beauty for years without the work of painting, staining or sealing. And, because it resists mildew, warping and insects, there’s no need to replace rotting, uneven or termite-damaged boards.

Trex Decks
Formed in 1996, Trex Company is the country's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products.

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Western Red Cedar Gallery
It’s a fact, compared to non-wood building materials Western Red Cedar is simply the most sustainable, planet- friendly building product. Unsurpassed in beauty, durability and value, Western Red Cedar is the natural choice for sustainable building projects.

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Wood Fence - Wood Fencing Gallery
Wood Fences don't have to be boring! We want to make all our wood fencing a work of art!

Design Links
Do It Yourself Landscape Design
Discover the "what to do and how to do it" of creating your own landscape design and landscaping ideas. Simple plans to detailed project descriptions that will help you easily create your own finished landscape design without hiring a designer or landscaping contractor.  

Garden Design Magazine
Garden Design magazine on line.

Houzz is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality.

Landscape Design
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Landscape Design for Beginners
Designing a Garden: Landscape Design for Do-It-Yourselfers.

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Welcome to Plan-a-Garden
In just a few minutes you can be creating a beautiful yard on your computer screen. Plan-a-Garden lets you design anything from a patio-side container garden to your whole yard.

Gardening Web
BBC Gardening
BBC Gardening presenters and guest writers share their horticultural inspiration, problem-solving and sheer delight in plants and gardens.

City Gardening
Lorraine Flanigan is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for gardening. Her work has appeared in leading gardening and lifestyle publications and on the Web.

GardenWise is largely focused on gardening in the diverse regions of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. began in 1995 by Master Gardener, Donna Dawson, with a view to providing information to gardeners.

Landscaping Ideas Online
Are you looking for landscaping designs and ideas? If so I hope you're comfortable, because you're going to be here for a while! is an educational resource dedicated to the landscaping industry for homeowners, landscape design + build companies, landscape designers, landscape architects, nurseries, garden writers, architects & builders.

From planning your garden to preparing the soil, planting and maintenance, Mark offers his wisdom and helpful hints.

Vegetable Gardening Online
Vegetable Gardening at Home

Consolidated Turf Equipment (1965) Ltd
Consolidated Turf Equipment (1965) Ltd is celebrating it’s 46th year in 2011. We provide sales, service, and parts to the Turf , Golf Car, Irrigation, and Lawn and Garden industry, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and North Western Ontario.

Hunter Industries
A Global Leader in the Irrigation, Landscape Lighting, and Custom Molding industries

Rain Bird Corporation
Rain Bird Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services

Landscape Lighting
A Spotlight on Vista
Welcome to Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting, one of the leading suppliers and innovators in the architectural and landscape lighting industry.

Encore Landscape Lighting
Encore Landscape Lighting was created by professionals like yourself. We have listened to what your wants and needs are out in the field and have developed a product line that is user-friendly and built to last a lifetime. Our brass fixtures and innovative stainless steel multi-tap transformers carry a lifetime warranty that is supported by our outstanding customer service and technical sales support

KICHLER - The Premium Choice in Landscape Lighting ™
Complete line of architectural grade landscape lighting products designed for professional use.

Nightscaping® Outdoor Lighting
For over 50 years, Nightscaping® has been the leading manufacturer of handcrafted low voltage outdoor landscape lighting. All of our fixtures are engineered to help you achieve a specific  lighting effect.     Nightscaping® gives you the freedom to choose from a  wide variety of Uplighting, Downlighting, Pathlighting, Underwater  lighting, Specialty lighting, and Backlighting solutions.

Outdoor Lighting
Illuminate your outdoor spaces with lighting design with exteriors in mind.

At free-light, we have a specific business target: maximum night time light using only free solar energy to power our lamps. No wires... ...just add SUN!

Better Homes and Gardens
Create the perfect front yard and backyard landscape with our gardening tips.

Canadian Gardening Magazine
Think of as a perfect companion to the magazine and an essential gardening tool—right up there with your trusty spade and pruners

Fine Gardening
Fine Gardening Magazine on Line

Garden Making
The Spring 2012 issue of Garden Making will mail to subscribers in mid-February.  You can subscribe now to make sure you get a copy.

Homes & Gardens
Launched in 1919, Homes & Gardens is Britain's oldest decorating magazine. Mixing beautiful features with gorgeous real-life homes and gardens, expert advice and practical information makes Homes & Gardens the ultimate source of decorating inspira

The Gardener for the Prairies
Gardening on the Prairies Made Easy. Try different ideas and tips from The Gardener for the Prairies magazine.

Long list of gardening magazines here.

Blue Grass Nursery
Blue Grass prides itself on being your one stop shop for all your landscaping needs in Calgary and area.

Eagle Lake Nurseries
Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd. is a second-generation, family-owned Nursery and Garden Centre serving customers throughout Southern Alberta since 1970.

Eden Brothers
Eden Brothers is one of the premier online suppliers of quality seeds and flower bulbs in the United States today. We currently offer thousands of Flower Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Heirloom Seeds, Herb Seeds, Wildflower Seed Mixes, and Flower Bulbs.

Monrovia Nurseries
Monrovia is committed to enhancing the beauty and value of the North American landscape - one garden at a time.

Perennial Resource

Sheridan Nurseries
Sheridan Nurseries has over 900 acres of land in Southern Ontario, including 54 acres of propagation farm and 260 acres of container growing. This area is expanding at the rate of 10 acres per year.

Plant Data - your source for plant science education and outreach
This primary goal of this website is to act as a repository for on-line resources that can be used for plant science education or outreach.

Native Plant Database
Search the Native Plant Database. Browse by region and plant type or search by name and characteristics.

PlantFiles - Dave's Garden
PlantFiles is the largest plant database in the world, with information and photos for 189,183 different plants!

Spring Garden
Artificial Grass by ForeverLawn
Only ForeverLawn synthetic grass offers you unmatched realism built on a proprietary technology platform that ensures quality of our artificial grass products from the ground up.

Early Garden Ideas
Got an itchy green thumb you just can’t seem to scratch? Don’t despair! We’ve got the goods on satisfying your yen for horticulture – even if your garden is still frosty!

Eden Brothers
Eden Brothers is one of the premier online suppliers of quality seeds and flower bulbs in the United States today. We currently offer thousands of Flower Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Heirloom Seeds, Herb Seeds, Wildflower Seed Mixes, and Flower Bulbs.

Seven gardening tasks to do before the spring thaw
Bundle up and cross these essential chores, from pruning to pest control, off your list

Share Your Spring Garden Ideas
A lot of my posts contain the words “I” and “me” a lot. If you’ve been following along, you know that I started my garden from scratch, did some succession planting and thinned out the seedlings. My thoughts on that right now are, “who cares?”

Spring garden inspirations
Landscape architects are forever admonishing us to begin with “good bones” if we want to create a harmonious outdoor space, and without a doubt, Laura Grant and Manfred Hubert's Toronto garden has some of the best “bones” I've ever seen.

Spring Gardening Chores to Accomplish Before the Growing Season
There are several tasks that must be performed before a garden is really ready for the summer.

Spring Gardening Ideas for the Family
Spring is the perfect time to plant a garden with your children.

The LiveRoof® System
The Proven Hybrid Green Roof System, LiveRoof® combines the best features of all green roof systems:

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Stone Works, Retaining Walls and Pavers
Allan Block Products
The Allan Block family of product provides attractive solutions to any landscape.

An Introduction to Concrete Interlocking Pavers
The first segmental roadways were built by the Minoans about 5,000 years ago. The Romans built the first segmental interstate system, which was longer than the current U.S. interstate highway system.

AZEK Pavers®
Pavers, re-invented. Learn why others chose AZEK Pavers® for their ground, deck and flat rooftop applications.

Banas Stones®
Natural stone effortlessly blends with a home's native environment creating a rich, elegant feel that cannot be duplicated by any other material. Think of the most memorable gardens, castles, and monuments you've seen. What did all of these landscapes have in common? Durable, well-aged, stone. Even projects completed centuries ago show the everlasting beauty of stone.

Barkman Precast Concrete
Precast concrete products for residential and commercial landscaping applications.

BURNCO Rock Products Ltd
Natural stone, flagstone, wallstone and veneers

Canadian Cobble Systems
The North American interlock paving Industry has exploded over the past 15 years. The advantage of Cobble Systems is that our paving stones really do have a natural stone look, which is a look that the industry is ever striving to duplicate. Cobble Systems offers the strength of dry cast pavers and brick pavers, along with the look of natural cobblestones.

Canadian Paving Stone
Canadian Paving Stone is our local supplier of precast concrete products like Interlocking Paving Stone, Natural Stone, Retaining Wall Precast Block and Natural Stone, Exposed Aggregate Concrete Landscape Products.

Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd
Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd is Western Canada’s and Washington State’s leading manufacturer and marketer of concrete hardscape, masonry and industrial precast products.

Introducing Redi-Scapes
Rich stone color. Detailed stone texture. Organic stone appearance. All of these factors combine to create a retaining wall system so natural, it’s hard to distinguish from the real thing.

Montana Rockworks
Welcome to Montana Rockworks, the Northwest's largest supplier of architectural and landscape stone, located in Kalispell, Montana.

Mugnaini Wood Fired Ovens
For more than 20 years, at Mugnaini we have been helping our clients achieve their dream of cooking and entertaining with an authentic Italian oven.

Permacon is Canada's first choice in landscaping and masonry products. Pavers, walls, steps, slabs, curbs, stones and bricks will help you create a world of colours and shapes.

Redi-Rock Retaining Walls
Redi-Rock is a retaining wall system that features one-ton, wet-cast concrete blocks with the "Essence of Natural Rock" look, Redi-Rock can build tall gravity walls and even taller reinforced walls.

ROX Landscape Products
The natural stone look and ease of installation make ROX landscape blocks the choice of landscapers.  Unique and original projects are all made possible with this inexpensive concrete product.  Versatile, maintenance free, and durable are just a few of the many features of the ROX retaining wall system. Give your yard the look of a professional landscape job, without the hassle.

Rundle Rock
Expertly harvested by Thunderstone Quarries in much the same way as stonemasons did more than 100 years ago, the rock is taken from the mountain and transformed into a variety of forms for use in housing detail, fireplaces, pathways, waterfalls, retaining walls and an endless array of landscaping options.

Welcome to Techo-Bloc, North America's premier manufacturer of landscape and masonry paving stones designed to blend seamlessly with the natural environment. A world leader in product innovation, Techo-Bloc offers pavers, edges, carved images, masonry veneer, paving slabs, and walls designed to give homeowners and professionals the ultimate in design flexibility.

Westcon Precast
Proudly family owned and operated, Westcon is Alberta’s premier manufacturer and distributor of quality precast concrete products.

Texturized Concrete
Elite Crete Systems
Elite Crete Systems is the recognized leader in the decorative concrete overlay, stamped concrete and custom seamless flooring industry, manufacturing products and systems for: concrete overlayments, stamped concrete, concrete coatings, concrete repair, colored concrete, acid stained concrete, concrete toppings, concrete floors,  architectural concrete finishes, concrete surface restoration, concrete protection, concrete enhancement, precast, cast in place and polymer modified GFRC  concrete countertops, concrete wall finishes, concrete stains, concrete sealers, industrial epoxy flooring, polyurethanes, polyaspartics and much more worldwide.

The Concrete Network
The Concrete Network's purpose is to educate homeowners, contractors, builders, and designers on popular concrete techniques and applications. With thousands of articles, photographs, and a comprehensive directory of concrete contractors and product suppliers, The Concrete Network offers the most comprehensive online resource for independent, authoritative information about concrete construction

Water Gardens
Water gardens transform an outdoor living space into a beautiful paradise where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy quality time with family and friends.

EasyPro Pond Products
EasyPro offers everything needed for a homeowner looking to add a pond or waterfeature to the landscape. Be limited only by your imagination.
Our online store features the largest selection of quality pond supplies available anywhere in Canada.

The Water Garden
How to Build A Water Garden or Fish Pond

Welcome to BC Ponds
You Can Have a Beautiful Garden Pond, Without Ever Lifting a Shovel...

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