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Stephen and Kristin are always up to something new and interesting at Hortus Oasis. Find out about their latest book, landscape design project, where you can read about them, or where they will teach or speak next.

A collection of succulents grow happily in this hypertufa container we made years ago at a Harry P. Leu Gardens workshop. Hypertufa is made from a mixture of peat moss and Portland cement formed around a mold. It's a bit messy but the result is delightful. For a hypertufa recipe look in the book, Jim Wilson's Container Gardening. It's listed and reviewed on our About Hortus Oasis/Tips/Favorite
Garden Publications page.

Visit Houzz
(Click Here) to see our latest projects.

We are a representative for Campania International, suppliers of cast stone containers, fountains, and statuary as well as luscious glazed containers. Visit Campania (Click Here) to check out their extensive product line and then contact us for advice on what will work in your garden. We can provide pricing and place an order.

Our latest book Southern Coastal Home Landscaping is now available from any great bookseller. Attend one of our upcoming classes to see the book or call us about getting a personalized signed copy for yourself or as a gift to give.

Joe Lamp'l the host of Growing a Greener World, a new PBS TV show filmed the first segment at our garden just days after our ten days of frosty temperatures in January of 2010. We were interviewed about "green" gardening and vegetable gardening. Watch it on-line at Link to Growing a Greener World Episode 103

We are co-authoring a monthly garden column called "In the Garden" for The Park Press a local publication for Winter Park, College Park, Maitland, and Baldwin Park. You will also continue to find our garden design column in Winter Park Home Magazine.

In late 2009 we each received six hours of training in right plant/right place, proper pesticide and fertilizer practices, and landscape maintenance for efficiency.

If you are a Winter Park Home Magazine reader looking for our article Crimes Against Trees Part I, here it is Link to Crimes Against Trees Part I
Here is Crimes Against Trees Part II Link to Crimes Against Trees Part II

A number of the garden ornaments we purchased during our 2005 trip to Bali and Lombok and 2007 trip to Thailand have surfaced in our gardens here at Hortus Oasis. Looking for a unique ornament? We have a selection for sale.

For HGTV we created a series of landscape plans for different regions across the country that are perfect for growing fruit. Use these plans to help you decide what fruits are best for your region so you can enjoy fresh produce from your own garden. Click Here for more information.

Did you read our "Trends in the Garden" article in Winter Park Home Magazine? Here are the Web sites to obtain more information:

Wildlife & Butterfly
National Wildlife Federation Click Here
The Butterfly Site Click Here

Outdoor Rooms
Frontgate Outdoor Living, specializes in outdoor lamps, accessories, furniture and more Click Here
Gas Fire Bowls & Fireplaces Click Here, Click Here

Outdoor Kitchens
Earthstone Wood-Fire Ovens Click Here
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Click Here
National Pool Tile Group Click Here

Outdoor Lamps, Rugs & Accessories
Aquavision, waterproof tvs Click Here
Pottery Barn Click Here
Restoration Hardware Click Here
Retractable Awnings Click Here
Smith & Hawken Click Here

Thinking Green
Cypress Mulch is Bad Click Here
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council Click Here
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Click Here

Trendy Plants
Florida Plants of the Year Click Here
Monrovia NurseryClick Here
Proven Winners Click Here
Where to Buy Succulents Click Here
Learn about Succulents Click Here
Learn about Ornamental Grasses Click Here
Considerations for Selections and Uses of Ornamental Grasses Click Here

Restoration at Casa Feliz is completed. The gardens we designed contain huge antique amphoras nestled on their sides and planted with succulents from our garden. The giant timber bamboo on the east side is successfully screening the two story building next door. Casa Feliz has free music performances on Sunday afternoons and is available to rent for special events. Call 407.628.8200 to leave a message or visit www.casafeliz.us