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.
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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.
SEE US ON PBS! 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
READ "IN THE GARDEN" 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.
TRAINED IN LANDSCAPE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 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.
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.
HGTV FRUIT GARDEN LANDSCAPE PLAN 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.
SOURCING A TREND Did you read our "Trends in the Garden" article in Winter Park Home Magazine? Here are the Web sites to obtain more information:
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