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LOTUS PRESS March 2013

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Introducing Lotus Gardenscapes New Line of Services Design for an Evolving Garden SCULPTURE GARDENS BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS


News From Guido Lotus Gardenscapes - New Line of Services Dear Customers & Friends: Spring is trying to peek through the envelope of white while we are working with great focus on many exciting changes for the 2013 season. This winter we created a NEW WEBSITE that we hope you will visit and explore. You might just find some new pictures of your project to enjoy: WWW.LOTUSGARDENSCAPES.COM. Please read about our new services we offer this season! Interiorscaping, the art of creating aesthetic interior spaces that promote health and well being is spearheaded by Sarah Stalker, our new designer from New York. Sarah grew up in Ann Arbor and worked for the last 7 years in New York city designing many rooftop gardens, green roofs & walls and has a fantastic eye for artful holiday decorations and interior spaces. Besides her mastery of container planting and color rotations, she brings a vast and broad plant palette to Lotus. Welcome to another great person and passionate plant geek who has worked with international acclaimed landscape architects! Additionally, we are furthering our offerings of Urban Farm Design services. Picture trellises of strawberries ripening at mouth level, stylish herb garden containers lining your patio waiting for you to cook your next soup and edible shrubs and a veggie garden transforming your yard into a beautiful, natural health food store. Don’t forget to consider some lady hens in a pretty house to enrich your life. Honeybees can pollinate your flowers and sooth you with a cup of chamomile honey tea straight from your backyard. We’ve also been busy creating a new company image and logo along with new marketing materials and a renovation of our office into a sleek but cozy design studio. Please stop by to see our new office decor and pick up some free tickets for the 2013 Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show at the Saline Fairgrounds on March 15th-17th. You can find our booth in building A. We would be happy to come and visit you for a free consultation to explore any or all of these options for your home and yard. Best, Guido & the Lotus Team


Interiorscapes Bring the outdoors in with interiorscape design and rotational planning. Lotus Gardenscapes offers a variety of Interiorscape looks and strategies to make your workplace, retail property, building facility more appealing throughout the entire year. With our designers, make your interior a memorable experience people want to return to again and again.

Seasonal C o l o Rotations

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Installation and design of seasonal color rotations are a great way to keep your garden alive with color that speaks to each season. Plan now and enjoy the rewards all year long.

Green Roofs & Walls Green walls create a living piece of sculpture in your space. Lotus Gardenscapes can design and customize a green wall that fits your particular building or home.


INTERIORSCAPES: BRINGING THE


OUTDOORS IN In Michigan, the majority of our outdoor gardening season lasts but 6 months out of the year. Fortunately, advances in living wall technology & an endless array of indoor plant and planter options allow homeowners & apartment dwellers alike to live with greenery and color year round. Lotus Gardenscapes Inc. is excited to announce it’s expansion into indoor plantscaping. Whether you’re interested in a vertical garden, tropical trees for your living room, whimsical tabletop terrariums, or another “living art” piece of your own imagining, we can design, install & maintain one-of-a-kind creations, year-round.


Four Seasons of Fresh Color


A Unique Custom Design for Every Time of Year

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elebrate the best of our Michigan seasons with Lotus’s unique custom flower plantings; designed, installed, and maintained with your specific style and functional needs in mind. Lotus now offers seasonal rotations of color that will dramatically enhance your permanent plantings and keep your space looking constantly fresh and in bloom. Your planters or garden will always look fresh and full of color, no matter the time of year, and our designers’ deep plant palette and eye for the unique will ensure distinctive and one-of-a-kind results. Instant color plantings are also available for special events such as weddings and parties, times when you need an extra wow. When you schedule your free consultation, one of our designers will work with you to create a program that fits your needs and tastes. Call now for instant spring as soon as the weather breaks!


Lotus Feature Project

design for an evolving garden Our client was looking to make her backyard as magical as the front. Her collection of sculptures & a custom arbor exude a sense of refined playfulness.


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ardens, like our homes, evolve over time. Our long-time client, Cynthia Nicely, enjoys doing projects each year in her garden. In the fall of 2011, Urban Farm Design undertook the complete overhaul of her backyard. Several years before that, we transformed her front yard into a woodland garden. She wanted the backyard to serve as a textural backdrop for her art collection, including a metal house sculpture by her father. The backyard is full of vignettes, along meandering crushed granite paths, for her to enjoy.


Sculpture Gardens We have an affinity for garden accessories, especially when sentimental pieces are paired with bold & bright or re-purposed pieces.

some of our favorite things 1. Outdoor furniture with pops of color, Garza Furniture. 2. Garden lighting for ambiance, artist unknown. 3. Clusters of old terra cotta planters, a shop in Mexico.

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Gardens for all

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Urban Farm Design creates gardens with all seasons in mind. Conifers, boulders, ornamental grasses, trees w/ fall color, shrubs w/ spring blooms or winter berries and perennial combinations that bloom from april through october. Layers of annuals & bulbs keep gardens vibrant even in harsh conditions.

gardens for all seasons

GARDENING TIP Plant bulbs for early spring interest. Tulips at Perch Hill [Photo: Jonathan Buckley]


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