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The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)

https://www.apld.org/apld-conference

Why does Paul Zammit like parsley so much?! Come to the APLD International Design Conference to find out.
Click the link in our bio for more information and to register.
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Have you registered for the #APLD18 conference in Toronto yet?! Click the link in our bio to learn more and register!

Check out these shot from our recent site visit to Toronto.


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The Summer 2018 issue of The Designer is now available!

This issue focuses on landscape designs with sustainability in mind.

We hope you enjoy The Designer and share it with everyone you know who is a landscape designer or outdoor design enthusiast!

https://issuu.com/apld/docs/summer2018apldthedesigner


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Native plants conjure up a diverse array of emotions, depending on who you ask. Unruly or unkempt spaces to some, pollinator heaven to others. But most don’t usually associate native plants with a sleek, modern space, or a cheery, seasonal bounty of lush blooming gardens, regrettably. Native plants are adaptable to countless types of gardens, adding beauty to a space and benefiting the wildlife all around us.
In the Northwest, asking about native plants usually invokes images of our majestic evergreens, however 100 foot tall trees aren’t the best option for a small city garden. And our prairies in the PNW come alive in the spring. While they do hold a host of beautiful ephemerals to grace an urban landscape, these plants are typically dormant by the height of summer when locals are spending evenings outside in the garden. When looking beyond these spring ephemerals, I look to PNW native evergreens.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, or Kinnikinnik, is a favorite that holds its own with the best of the ornamentals on the market. This trailing, evergreen groundcover flowers in the spring and fruits later in the season. It loves a hot, dry sunny spot, and looks beautiful trailing over a wall, or inching down a slope. The less irrigation the better for this one, increasing its street cred in our summer dry climate.

Kinnikinnick works equally well in modern gardens and those that are more relaxed. The birds love the berries and the flowers are an early pollinator source of nectar. It has a great use for stabilizing steep hillside too, making it an excellent choice for restoration projects. Give this native beauty a try in your next garden.
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“The highlight for me is spending time with fellow professionals whom I’ve come to regard as friends. These people support each other professionally and spiritually. A truly positive and motivational group of people to share experiences with.” - Richard B. Rosiello

Join APLD in Toronto September 13-17 and bring a friend!
www.apld.org/apld-conference/

#IamAPLD


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Guess who is speaking? Moi! This is going to be awesome...don’t miss it. APLD.org/events to register! #iamapld #landscapedesigner #toronto


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I inherited two pin oak trees when I bought my home. While these would be majestic beauties in most settings, outside my home, in the middle of the city, my oaks were planted in the wrong place and are located under power lines, forever destined to be pruned away from the utilities by the city’s arborists. I wanted to get rid of them upon moving in, saying they were misshapen, that the topped trees look terrible and I could plant some sun loving beauties in their place. Over the years, I’ve grown to appreciate how much these oaks mean to my surrounding environment and I’ve grown attached to them.

The oaks make my bedroom feel like I sleep in a treehouse, looking out into the green canopy, in the years the arborists allow the trees to regain some height. The neighborhood kids stop and sit under the oaks to relax and enjoy the cover overhead. The trees keep my house cool in the summertime, and the leaves flutter and sway, creating endless shadows and patterns in the light. The leaves that shed for months on end feed my urban soil, improving its quality, slowly but surely.

The past few years I’ve noticed the oaks are home to so many insects and birds, feeding the neighborhood wildlife. My trees squawk with birds every year in a feeding frenzy when the acorns arrive. I find tons of unfamiliar insects all over the trees, chomping away at the stems and leaves, yet the oaks remain unscathed. I’ve learned that oaks are hosts to more caterpillars than any other tree, 532 species, feeding birds in the landscape. As our world becomes ever more urban, the tree canopy's cooling effect on urban heat islands is critical as well. Oaks are good for all of us. There’s an oak for every type of landscape, even my misshapen, ill placed ones outside my front door. #goplantanoak #iamapld #landscapedesign #oaktrees #apld #landscapearchitecture


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Registration is OPEN for APLD’s 2018 International Design Conference.
Join us in Toronto September 13-17. For more information visit the link in our bio.
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The Spring 2018 issue of The Designer is now available!
We hope you enjoy this issue and share it with everyone you know who is a landscape designer or outdoor design enthusiast.


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Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Districts are coordinating efforts doing a Southern California regional event! Don’t miss it! Get 12 CEUs in one day chalked full of amazing speakers! And then a day of Watershed garden tours! BE THERE! I AM APLD #iamapld


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Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Districts are coordinating efforts doing a Southern California regional event! Don’t miss it! Get 12 CEUs in one day chalked full of amazing speakers! And then a day of Watershed garden tours! BE THERE! I AM APLD #iamapld


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Working hard #apld leadership summit 2018


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