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Lively Competition at Garden Show

April 18, 1998|KAREN DARDICK

Competition gardens on display at the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa through Sunday include:

* Nature's Small Oasis, featuring a 12-foot-by-15-foot area transformed by lush foliage plants and water cascading into a koi-filled pond. By Pino Landscape Co. of San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Koi Ponds of Laguna Beach.

* A Garden of Pleasures, featuring a lattice room with a French influence, overlooking a flower meadow. By Trademark Landscapes of Irvine.

* A Midsummer's Daydream, featuring a woodland setting. By UC Irvine's landscape architecture department.

* Natural Pleasures, a country garden interpreting the poetry of the Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald. By the Cal Poly Pomona landscape architecture department.

* Perennial Pleasure, an intimate 12-foot-by-15-foot garden with soft colors and finely textured perennials. By Los Robles Club of Cal Poly Pomona horticultural department.

* Garden Sensations, a courtyard garden featuring a fountain and fragrant flowers. By Pierre Charles General Landscape Construction of Laguna Niguel.

* Soothe the Spirits, designed for leisure and enjoyment of sensuous foliage and flowering plants. By Salco Landscape Services.

* A Garden of Grasses and Friends, a display of ornamental grasses of different heights and textures, combined with antique roses and perennials. By Greenlee Nursery and Evergreen Landscape Services of Pomona.

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