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Help Me Find Specific Photos of Scotland

A few weeks ago I came across a series of online photos of the Scottish countryside. It was a borrowed laptop so I can't search the history. I'm hoping the Mefi detectives can help me. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Sep 17, 2014 - 2 answers

Will mow for food

What's it like being a woman in the landscaping industry? [more inside]
posted by silly me on Aug 22, 2014 - 6 answers

Mac printing only in landscape layout, not portrait, in Firefox

A couple of weeks ago, our office Mac (OS X 10.7.5) started printing everything from Firefox (30.0) in landscape layout (on our HP laserjet CM1312nfi), when we need portrait layout to be the default. [more inside]
posted by Lettuce_Leaves on Jun 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Do I really need to cut down this tree?

I love the 50-foot pine tree in front of my house, but its roots have torn up my driveway. (1) Is there anything to do besides cutting down the tree? (2) How can I feel better about losing this tree? [more inside]
posted by underthehat on May 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Have you ever built a labyrinth?

I feel a call to build a labyrinth. I might be able to do this in a public space (think college campus, or residence). What tips or guidance do you have about materials, plans, or the like?
posted by Riverine on Apr 13, 2014 - 17 answers

Great, free, 2d mapping software (CAD style?)

Howdy Mefites, I'm currently trying to map my property, for landscape design purposes, and I'm seeking a software solution to creating the map. I'd like something free (or almost free...), something that allows me to input measured distances, something with layers, and something fairly intuitive. Pipe dream? I've tried to use Sketchup, and the ability to input line distance directly is brilliant! However, being a 3D rendering product, Sketchup lacks functionality for 2D landscape mapping and design. I've used Campaign Cartographer for years when creating RPG maps, however, it seems to lack the ability to easily create real world maps, and input measured distances (unless I'm missing something). Is there any software that I can use to accurately and intuitively map (for landscape design purposes) my 5 acre property, with layers, various symbols... and which won't cost hundreds of dollars?
posted by Sustainable Chiles on Oct 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Help Me Find Trees & Plants for a NYC Terrace.

I'm looking for a referral to a supplier of quality and reasonably priced evergreen type trees and plants in and around NYC (also LI, NJ, Conn., etc.) This would need to be a store, nursery or garden center that offers delivery to Manhattan. I've been to the "plant district" in the city but I'm interested in researching other alternatives. Looking to purchase in the next two weeks. Thank you.
posted by mbx on Oct 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Creative uses for old cut stones (blank tombstones)?

My house was built in 1890. When I had foundation work done several years ago, the workers dug out a lot of dirt from under my house, and in that dirt they found a bunch of cut and carved stones - pure white marble, limestone, and granite. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Oct 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Good gardener in Pasadena or vicinity?

Does anyone have a gardener who will do more than mow and blow, but has the knowledge, ability, and experience to do some planting, trimming, and maintenance? [more inside]
posted by Pomeroy on Sep 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Beautifying my backyard, and I need a little help!

I live in zone 9b (northern CA) and I'm looking for good ground-cover plants that are hearty, can withstand moist/rocky soil, and need lots of water. The challenge is that this area (about 8 square feet) is right next to the foundation of our house, and the gutter pours water into the area. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Sep 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Landscape design history: Beaux Arts versions of Persian-Mughal gardens

I work in a garden that is a Beaux Arts designed garden that mimics a Persian/Mughal walled garden. I'm interested in finding out what the Beaux Arts guys knew about these gardens and the ideas/symbolism/history that they were thinking about when they were designing them. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Jun 7, 2013 - 6 answers

How can I get my phone to cache web pages?

So I just got this phone fairly recently, it's an android HTC 1x+ and while I love it a lot, I've been running into 2 issues which really bring the whole experience down for me. How can I stop my phone from reloading each page every time I switch tabs and how can I keep my place when it switches from portrait mode to landscape and back? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on May 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers?

Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Nov 18, 2012 - 5 answers

How to get started with landscaping our yard?

Ms. B and I live in our first house. We'd like to do some stuff in the yard, but don't know where to start. We're in the U.S. What do we need to know? [Some details inside.] [more inside]
posted by Boxenmacher on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Landscapefilter - Is this a proper wall?

Landscaping - having a (basalt) stone wall built. Loose rocks on top normal? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Sep 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Who to hire to improve Curb Appeal

We are thinking of painting/residing our house but are lacking in design sense! We think we want a BIG change, but do not know where to start in improving our curb appeal. We would like to hire someone to help with the house design but do not know where to start. Can you point me in the right general direction on the type of person to hire for this sort of thing? General info is welcome, we live near Pittsburgh,PA if you know specifics.
posted by rvrlvr on Aug 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Please take my money.

Why can't I hire a landscaper? I know how to find one. I know how to show what I want done and how to ask for bids. Why can't I get one of them to accept the job? [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Jul 31, 2012 - 20 answers

What books can help me read a landscape?

What books can help me read a landscape? [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong on Jul 4, 2012 - 22 answers

landscape architecture tumblr?

Please recommend blogs, tumblrs, pinterests, or whatever the kids are calling it, that collect beautiful renderings of speculative landscape, architecture, and urban design projects, especially utopian projects.
posted by moonmilk on Jun 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Miniature Chinese landscapes?

You know those miniature dioramas you sometimes find in Chinese restaurants, the ones made out of something like bamboo shavings (?), usually scenes of some trees, a bridge and a small temple or gazebo, set in a little glass box/frame? My Google-fu is weak - my young son is disappoint (he would love one for his birthday)... [more inside]
posted by progosk on May 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Cool Landscape CGI videos

I need good examples of landscape-related animated videos (CGI). [more inside]
posted by signal on Feb 5, 2012 - 2 answers

can i use this design

can i use this design? [more inside]
posted by orangemacky on Jan 31, 2012 - 10 answers

As The Skirt Turns

I'm looking for fabric to make a skirt or dress. I want a large format landscape printed parallel to the selvage, like this, not a repeating print across the fabric like this. Can you help me find one? Know of any fabric stores with this kind of stock? Google-fu has let me down.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 29, 2011 - 13 answers

how to turn a battleground into a park?

I'm looking for information on parks or playgrounds in areas of conflict, especially urban areas. [more inside]
posted by sepviva on Jul 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Novels for Nature Nuggets

BookFilter: Seeking recommendations for book-club-type novels or short story collections about nature and the outdoors. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 27, 2011 - 27 answers

How to separate gravel and yard?

Gravel on one side, grass on the other. What's a good border that's kid friendly? [more inside]
posted by smelvis on May 29, 2011 - 4 answers

A sense of dread in an sunburnt land

I'm looking for examples of media that combine the landscape of the American West with the horror genre. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 28, 2011 - 44 answers

latex

How to suppress Latex printing some figures in landscape orientation? [more inside]
posted by meg_s98 on Mar 13, 2011 - 2 answers

train keeps a-rolling

I love this 7+ hr video of the Bergensbanen in Norway. The scenery is amazing and the fact that it's just one shot means that I can just leave it on on the background as a kind of moving landscape. I'm looking for your recommendations for something similar to play via computer on a pc, tv or flat panel monitor. [more inside]
posted by thecjm on Feb 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Sue Dawe need not apply

Trying to remember the name of an artist who does fantasy landscapes usually involving waterfalls, caves, and castles, with a touch of mystery and secrecy. [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jan 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Recent Grad in need of advice with engineering career.

I need advice on where to go next...I just graduated with an Civil Engineering degree. [more inside]
posted by berkshirenative on Jan 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Landscape design software

Software recommendations for a landscape architect? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Dec 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Where can I find a landscape consultant? Does such a profession exist?

My rather large yard needs help. More inside. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Sep 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Buy Sketchup Pro?

Is Sketchup Pro worth $495? [more inside]
posted by ecourbanist on Aug 29, 2010 - 3 answers

landscapers for photoshoots in nyc?

Are there people who specialize in landscaping / horticultural arts for architectural and residential photoshoots? In NYC? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Jun 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Name that 20th century European artist

I'm trying to think of the name of a male, Eastern-European artist that made paintings of dark, unsettling landscapes. I remember being linked to a very basic webpage of his work, and I wish I could remember more details about his work. As for time period, maybe 20's-70's. Again, sorry for the lack of details. I want to say he was not well-known and did the landscapes in the 40's or 50's.
posted by SouthCNorthNY on Jun 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Dog-friendly backyard

What is the best backyard rock for our 3 dogs that will work for our house in Arizona? [more inside]
posted by chillax on May 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Patio on the cheap?

Landscape filter. How much prep is absolutely required when building a patio out of pavers? [more inside]
posted by Some1 on Apr 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Grass + dog = dirt

Our very active dog has turned what used to be a fairly nice backyard lawn into clumps of grass and lots of dirt. [more inside]
posted by davcoo on Mar 28, 2010 - 8 answers

The Prints of Scotland

What can you tell me about these Scottish landscape prints I found in the trash? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Mar 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me design the ideal mini-farm!

It's time to begin my dream garden - help me design it! I've always dreamt of being self-sufficient enough to virtually take my family off the food grid. Last year we moved to a house with an acre of land, all woods, and as soon as this latest snow dump disappears the contractors will arrive and clear approximately 5,000 sf of it (out-of-scale pictures here). I'm poised on the brink of drawing up plans and am eager for some input; I've got the wee beginnings of an orchard coming in March, plus the beds will be built of harvested timbers and thus fairly permanent, so I want to get the design right the first time. [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Feb 7, 2010 - 55 answers

How much should I charge for my fruit tree planting service?

I am doing a lot of landscaping gigs lately, and want to start planting Edible Landscape for folks. How much should I charge for an edible tree package? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Dec 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me start a landscaping business!

I am thinking about starting a landscaping business. I don't really have direct experience in the field. Looking for resources. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Nov 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Model Building

First time building a landscape model on taskboard. Tips and advice? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Sep 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Can a cherry tree survive in North Carolina clay?

New tree planted in clay with poor drainage. Can it / should it be saved? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Sep 23, 2009 - 8 answers

E&O important to LA?

When hiring a landscape architect, how useful (or not) is it to apply 'must have professional liability' as a selection criteria? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on Jul 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Why would you inject tape into the ground?

What in the world is this weird surveying (?) procedure all about? [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Jun 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Effectively hiring landscape architect

What is the most effective process for hiring a landscape architect for a large project? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on May 29, 2009 - 11 answers

IANYLA - I Am Not Your Landscape Architect

How do we stop (or slow) the erosion of soil down a slope into a stream? We live in a condo in Shelby Township, Michigan. The soil slopes from the street level to a small stream. How do I find a landscape architect / service that will forestall the erosion? [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Mar 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to find two photographs of the same country landscape- one in the summer, one in the winter snow?

Where to find two photographs of the same country landscape- one in the summer, one in the winter snow? [more inside]
posted by Liquidwolf on Jan 25, 2009 - 13 answers

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