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Gardening events starting March 21

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Garden expert: Dan Rutherford brings intrigue into garden design

Dan outside the woodshed in his Cashmere garden.

Dan outside the woodshed in his Cashmere garden.

Scattered throughout Christchurch landscape designer Dan Rutherford’s 4000sqm garden are what appear to be large round boulders.

Some are covered in moss and nestled under leafy plants. They are symbolic of Dan’s love of rocks, a fascination that started while growing up on his family farm and led to a degree in geology. 

Now rocks provide inspiration for Dan’s sculptural spheres, which are modelled on the South Island’s famous Moeraki boulders – scientifically known as concretions.

One of Dan’s man-made boulders gathers moss in his own garden.

One of Dan’s man-made boulders gathers moss in his own garden.

“They’re naturally formed and happen all around the world. They’ve always intrigued me,” he says. Dan tries to mimic the natural process when making his spheres. 

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“I use the same materials. They’re hard reconstituted rock in the middle and as you get into the outside layer they become softer,” Dan says. 

His sculptures can often be found in his clients’ gardens and offer an element of intrigue – a signature of Dan’s designs. He tells us how a different take on hedging, lighting, water and walls can give gardens the surprise factor. 

THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE

A stone and driftwood column marks the entrance to a Wanaka property and creates a focal point in the landscape.

A stone and driftwood column marks the entrance to a Wanaka property and creates a focal point in the landscape.

Airy hedges

Light, round and airy are not necessarily words you’d associate with hedging, but you should, says Dan. He enjoys creating hedges that you can peep through or are grown around objects or structures. 

A new take on walls

One of Dan’s sculptures lights up the garden; made for a Christchurch property, it was moved to Wanaka after the quakes.

One of Dan’s sculptures lights up the garden; made for a Christchurch property, it was moved to Wanaka after the quakes.

“They don’t have to be straight or solid. You can make a stone wall quite fluid,” says Dan, who has also created revolving walls in his designs (see below left).  

All about the owners 

“Sculpture not only provides a focal point, it’s a representation of the owners,” says Dan. “Often people will really fall in love with a sculptural work. That will be something they really connect with. We tend to gravitate towards things that represent us.” 

A Dan Rutherford-designed double surprise – a revolving wall in Fendalton opens to a new section of garden and the ...

A Dan Rutherford-designed double surprise – a revolving wall in Fendalton opens to a new section of garden and the mirrors extend the space.

Play with lighting

Instead of throwing light onto things, Dan creates interest by putting lighting through plants and objects. “Sculptures are excellent for that, or you could put lights inside a hedge or inside a tree, or put a light really close to a stone wall so you can see the texture.” 

The sound of water

Hide a water feature rather than show it, Dan suggests. “To me it’s all about sound. We’ve got a real affinity with water. It’s very evocative.” 

Art of illusion 

Mirrors can be used to both visually extend a garden and hide unattractive views or areas. “You want it to look as if you’re looking through to a beautiful piece of garden, when in fact you’re getting a reflection of the garden you’re standing in,” he says.  


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Article source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/nz-house-garden/90502348/garden-expert-dan-rutherford-brings-intrigue-into-garden-design

Novi Home & Garden Show at Suburban Collection Showplace next weekend


Kitchen remodeling ideas will be available at the Novi Home  Garden Show the weekend of March 31-April 2, 2017, at Suburban Collection Showplace on Grand River Avenue in Novi.

Kitchen remodeling ideas will be available at the Novi Home Garden Show the weekend of March 31-April 2, 2017, at Suburban Collection Showplace on Grand River Avenue in Novi.
Courtesy Novi Home Garden Show








The Novi Home Garden Show March 31-April 2 brings together home improvement products and services for any building or renovation project, decorating and landscaping exhibits plus experts available for consulting or contracting.

Exhibitors include siding professionals, landscapers, builders, kitchen and bathroom remodelers, waterproofing experts, countertop installers and basement refinishers.

The show also includes a contest, Healthy Growing = Healthy Eating, including organic garden products from Whitney Farms, Scott Lawn products, a mini Big Green Egg Cooler (estimated retail price $429), a small YETI cooler (estimated retail price $279), an ENO Hammock (estimated retail price $99), seeds, containers and more.

Demo installations include more than 20,000 square feet of landscaped gardens, patios, outdoor kitchens, water features and plants.

Dealer booths include home improvement exhibits insulation, shingles, doors, fencing, live plants and outdoor furniture. Landscapers will showcase their best displays and designs for visitors to walk through, including naturalized settings, customized water features and fire pits.

The Plant Michigan Green Seminar Stage features expert speakers on outdoor entertaining, yard care and landscaping including representatives from the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association.

Americas Master Handyman Glenn Haege of WJR-AM (760) will broadcast live from the show.

Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older, $9 senior citizens and free for children 12 and younger. Special $5 after 5 admission pricing Friday and Saturday. Parking is extra.

The Novi Home Garden Show is March 31-April 2, at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Buy tickets or register to win free tickets at novihomeshow.com. Share your online advance ticket purchase on Facebook and receive a 20-percent discount. Coupons for $1 off are available at Metro Detroit Dunkin Donuts locations, Great Lakes Ace Hardware stores, Indoor Outdoor Resource magazine and Detroit Newspaper Homestyle, as well as at novihomeshow.com and on the Facebook and Pinterest pages.

Nicole M. Robertson

Article source: http://www.macombdaily.com/lifestyle/20170321/novi-home-amp-garden-show-at-suburban-collection-showplace-next-weekend

Onondaga County business certificates: March 8 to 14

Business certificates for the following companies have been filed at the Onondaga County clerk’s office:

March 8

Whitlocks Construction, 141 Crestview Drive, Syracuse, Clinton W. Whitlock, 141 Crestview Drive, Syracuse.

Syracuse Myanmar Baptist Church, Syracuse, Eh Tha Cruise, 405 Turtle St., Syracuse, Eh Klae, 1016 Highland St., Syracuse, Jaring Sengpa Nding, 110 Carlisle St., Syracuse.

WEBZINGA, 888 E. Brighton Ave., Syracuse, Thomas J. Epolito, 6164 Hemingway Road, Jamesville.

Moltrup Property Management, 4758 New Hope, Liverpool, Jamie Scott Moltrup, same address.

Skaneateles Strength and Conditioning, 35 Fennell St., Skaneateles, Daniel Thomas Flanick, 274 Genesee St., Auburn.

March 9

Anthony Hueber, 630 Dewitt St., Syracuse, Anthony P. Hueber, same address.

Son of A Gun, 60 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville, Patrick T. Blackford, same address.

Mechanic World, 1153 South Ave., Syracuse, Ali Sheyaa, 418 Chemung St., Syracuse.

Lakisha Cleaning, 126 Minerva St., Syracuse, Lakisha Freeman, same address.

Bananers Baby Brand, 68 Westbrook Hills Drive, Syracuse, Anna Ellis, same address.

For Earth for All, 703 Orwood Place, Syracuse, Casey Schad, same address.

Shopping Sheila, 3240 Greenleafe Drive, Phoenix, Sheila Long Dion, same address.

Donald J Corbett Adoption Agency, no address given, Children Awaiting Parents Inc., 274 North Goodman St., Rochester.

School Shippers, 7377 Broadfield Road, Manlius, Trip Savers Inc., same address.

Excelsior Freight Systems, no address given, Shaker Transport Inc., 862 Albany Shaker Road, Latham.

Valley View Gardens, no address given, Valley View Gardens Landscaping Inc., 5047 Foster Road, Cortland.

Purpose Farm, 1454 W. Genesee St., Baldwinsville, Purpose Farm Ministries Inc., same address.

Mercer Milling Company, 4698 Crossroads Park Drive, Liverpool, TCN Acquisitions Inc., same address.

Djpuff Ria, 220 Kasson Road, Camillus, Djpuff Advisors Group Inc., same address.

PJ Affordable Homes and Construction, 1275 State Route 5, Lot 255, Elbridge, Paul J. Erickson, same address.

Goose Property Services, 5548 Bear Road, No. 16C, North Syracuse, Edwards Brandon, same address.

Handyman Bran, 5548 Bear Road, No. 16C, North Syracuse, Brandon Edwards, same address.

Name Your Cuisine, 409 Allen Road, North Syracuse, Hemwatie S. Sposato, same address.

SKALAVERON, 9090 Destiny USA Mall Drive, Syracuse, Mehdi Aghalarov, 9 Grayhill Court, Liverpool, Huseynov Elchin, 35 Grampion Road, Apt. No. 7, Liverpool.

March 10

Butterfly Designs, 610 Caleb Ave., Syracuse, Maria Chisari J. Herrick, same address.

A D C Contractor, 130 Lakeview Ave., Syracuse, Andrew Coy, same address.

Sullivan Rehab Investing, 399 Village Blvd. North, Baldwinsville, Todd Matthew Sullivan, same address.

Richard B. Wylie Property Maintenance, 7856 Macarthur Blvd., Bridgeport, Richard B. Wylie, same address.

March 13

SHAYS, 424 Warner Ave., Syracuse, Sharon Reynolds, same address.

Valley Drive Woodworks, 1125 Valley Drive, Syracuse, Vincent Herbert Lyke, 214 Mildred Ave., Syracuse, Daniel J. Kackison, 1125 Valley Drive, Syracuse.

GLASSTILLERY, 245 Marsh Drive, DeWitt, Elana Katherine Murphy, 4736 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse.

KT Sound, 249 Malverne Drive, Syracuse, Kristin M. Turo, same address.

CJC Law Office, 4764 Lynville Way, Clay, Christopher J. Cali, same address.

Discontinuance business certificates for the following companies have been filed at the Onondaga County clerk’s office. Discontinuances do not necessarily mean a company has gone out of business. They are also filed when owners or names change, for example, or when a company reorganizes itself.

March 8

Bevs Errand Services, 202 Rich St., Syracuse, Beverly Sabrina Pollock, same address.

March 9

T T T Auto Sales, 2724 Brewerton Road, Mattydale, Northern Lights Auto Service Inc., same address.

March 13

Tyeashas Cleaning Services, 58 Winchester Drive, Liverpool, Tyeasha Shantice Gregory, same address given.

Johns Professional Window Cleaning, 413 Helen St., Syracuse, John G. Hogan, 413 Helen St., Syracuse, Thomas Hogan, 9435 W. Stanford Court, Mequon, Wis.

Article source: http://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2017/03/onondaga_county_business_certificates_march_8_to_14.html

Stay safe when landscaping

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Article source: http://www.thegleaner.com/story/news/local/uca/life/2017/03/21/stay-safe-when-landscaping/99117436/