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Mid-Century Modern Courtyard

Mid-Century Modern Courtyard Renovation in Lafayette Park, DetroitWinner Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association Merit Award 2017 Winner Detroit Home Award 2018  As a fan of mid-century modern design, designer Lauren Yelen was excited to collaborate with clients who wanted to renovate the courtyard of their historic townhouse in...

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Lotus Gardenscapes -- Backyard Landscape -- Waterfall and Stone Pond -- Stone, Wood, Water

Meet the Lotus Gardenscapes Team! Scott Andrews

Meet the Lotus Gardenscapes Team! Get to know the team at Lotus Gardenscapes! We’ve got such an interesting group of designers, artists, craftsman, and horticulturalists working with us that we thought we’d share a bit about them. March 2017 Project Supervisor: Scott AndrewsMeet artisan Scott Andrews. Scott is our...

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Koi fish

BLOOM LOVES KOI FISH!

Why Koi?  Koi are cool, crazy splashy cool, full of  beauty, delight, and serenity for your yard and your life.  They come in a multitude of colors, some being more desirable if you are a collector but all are fun, each with its own mix...

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Lotus Gardenscapes -- Knotty Cedar Pergola -- Pergola with House and Patio, Skyward View -- Wood

A Guide to Wood Structures in the Garden

WOOD STRUCTURES IN THE GARDENBy Traven Pelletier The structure of a garden is not defined only by its annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, the Architecture and the various built elements designed in or around a garden often provide the strongest elements of the space, and...

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Lotus Gardenscapes -- Web Page Header Photo -- Landscape Design Pricing Guide -- Stone Retainer Wall, Patio and Planters

A Practical Guide to Choosing Patio Materials

by Traven Pelletier  (originally published in Michigan Gardener Magazine April 2014)Paving an outdoor space is an age-old human activity—even a superficial look into the architecture of ancient civilizations yields stone pavement in almost every case. If you are interested in creating, renovating, or just researching...

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Lotus Gardenscapes -- Knotty Cedar Pergola -- Pergola with House and Patio, Skyward View -- Wood

Designing an Outdoor Room

"Designing an Outdoor Room" By Traven Pelletier – Owner, Bloom Garden Center & Lead Designer at Elemental Design. An Artist and Designer at Heart, Traven has worked in the Landscape Industry since 1995 with a primary focus on highly creative Landscape/Art installations. His design/build installation...

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