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Cocobolo Tree Farm

Central America's Premier Nursery

U Turn to Finca from the south

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

Driving from the south (Bagaces and Canas) you must drive  1.7 past the Yugo Bar and Restaurant on your left because of the median strip. When you see the above sign get immediately in left hand lane for U turn of 1.7 kilometers back to the turn off to Cocobolo Tree Farm.  See  other  picture for  reference of Jugo Bar Restaurant and c...

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Trouble Free Installation

Mon, 03 Aug 2015

I generally like to write about the philosophy of landscapes; their meaning, history, significance.  In this post I want to offer some very practical advice for clients who want to do significant landscape work.  We want to design and install beautiful, well thought-out landscapes that meet our clients' budget.  The following points will go a long way toward helping us achiev...

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When I Am Among the Trees

Tue, 08 Jul 2014

When I am among the trees,especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily.I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment, and never hurry through the world but walk slowly, and bow often.Around me the trees stir in their leaves ...

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Directions: Picture of Where to Turn

Wed, 07 Dec 2016

Please note coordinates 10°32'19.5"N 85°20'38.8"WWe are located past the old Yugo Bar & Restaurant in Pijije (A  red roofed 2 building complex approximately 10 meters from the main road.)  Drive  aprox. 14 KILOMETERS SOUTH from Liberia's main intersection. You  will see greens signs for Rio Pijije  and then Rio Uraca. Aft...

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Garden Style

Wed, 22 Jan 2014

One of the most difficult steps in creating a garden is the first step.  What are you trying to express?  What type of structure or form will lead to this expression?   There are,  generally, two broad approaches to structure apply to all works of art: A logical or Geometric style and an Emotional or Expressive style.  Art historians would use the terms "Class...

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Nursery/Vivero

Sun, 23 Jun 2013

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Nuestro M├ętodo

Tue, 30 Apr 2013

 Our METHOD - Why Fanntum Containers? By Dean Holmes. LA , MLA The sheer number of nursery growing methods is mind boggling.  We spent a great deal of time researching before deciding that a container nursery made a lot of sense.  Containers are easy to move, no digging is necessary during the long wet season and, most importantly, our topsoil is not depleted with every harv...

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Our Method

Mon, 29 Apr 2013

Our METHOD - Why Fanntum Containers?The sheer number of nursery growing methods is mind boggling.  We spent a great deal of time researching before deciding that a container nursery made a lot of sense.  Containers are easy to move, no digging is necessary during the long wet season and, most importantly, our topsoil is not depleted with every harvest.We were then faced with the probl...

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Secrets to Designing a Quality Garden

Tue, 30 Apr 2013

A Landscape Architect’s PerspectiveDesigning a quality garden is one of the most difficult problems any designer faces.  Gardens are ever changing. What looks great in one season may look sparse and leggy another time of year. Trees that are small now may become too large or cast too much shadow in the future. You have to have a sense for the soil and moisture requirem...

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