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Fancy Ficus – Good Housekeeping, May, 2013
Ficus is a very versatile plant. There are a variety of large ficus trees that can grow in this environment, give shade, last for a long time and that can even be shaped. Ficus bonsai are the most sturdy and beautifully shaped plants. Some ficus varieties (like Starlight) can also be used indoors—you can try placing them near a window, but they grow best in shaded areas.
Are you approved? – Good Housekeeping, April, 2013
Before embarking on a major landscaping overhaul, be sure to check with your property developer and the Municipality for a checklist of the necessary approvals, not to mention required documents (if any). It is helpful to work with all parties when designing your new landscape so that you are assured a smooth start and avoid any non-compliance issues.
Open House – Good Taste Magazine, February 19, 2013
Bright, breezy and oh-so sociable. That’s Smita Parikh’s modern Meadows villa
There’s nothing more relaxing and inspiring than a home that is bright, clean and open, and Smita Parikh has certainly achieved that in spades with her new-look Meadows villa,
How To Create a Low-Cost Garden - The National Newspaper, January 4, 2013
*I am often asked: “How do we save costs on our landscaping?” A smart way of approaching this is by thinking about reducing long-term expenses, even if this means that the initial costs of your garden might be higher.
Ask The Experts, Don’t Forget The Garden - Better Homes Dubai, December 2012
*Generally, all plants require water and it is not advisable to leave your plants unattended
Party Perfect – Emirates Home Magazine, December 2012
A Space For Everyone – Good Taste Magazine, December 2012
*The Garg Family, with the help of Milestone Landscaping have completely revamped their garden into an extension of their home
Pet Safe Gardens - December 12, 2012
*Having a pet safe garden is a 2 pronged process. Here are some tips on pet friendly products.
Sejal Nagjee, The Gardening Guru With an Eye for Open Space - The National Newspaper, December 7, 2012
It’s not quite the answer I was expecting. I ask Sejal Nagjee, founder and chief designer of the Dubai-based Milestone Gardens and Interiors, about her career so far. “I used to be a professional table tennis player,” she answers. “I played table tennis for India for 17 years.”
It was only once she retired from the sport in her early thirties that Nagjee developed a taste for design. “I took a sabbatical, which was a very torturous period for me because I didn’t know who I was, what to do and how to pass the time if I wasn’t connected to sport anymore. So I just started taking some classes.”
Arabian Ranches Garden with Feng Shui Twist - InsideOut Magazine, September 15, 2011
Sejal Nagjee, CEO of Milestone Landscaping and Interior Decoration, who designed the garden, points out the areas where feng shui has been applied. “In the relationship corner, for example, we placed a love seat with nice cushions. We also put a pair of statues together to depict a partnership, and the place is surrounded by water. In the mentor part of the garden sits a buddha, its presence signifyinga gesture of welcome.” Strong sturdy plants have also been positioned in the garden to protect the health of the homeowners, the ambience enhanced by creative mood lighting.
Green Perfection - The InsideOut Magazine, September 1, 2010
Whether uber-trendy or a tranquil haven, we all have an idea of what our dream garden looks like. For an Arabian Ranches family, the dream has been realised. As you approach the home of Sam and Rhonda Alkharrat, it is obvious that the family members place a lot of emphasis on their garden. While the front garden is particularly inviting, it is not until you arrive in the backyard that you realise the true potential that a garden in Dubai can have. With evergreen tropical plants that include ticumeria, ixora and gardenia, amid a labyrinth of other beguiling features, this garden in Arabian Ranches makes for a tranquil retreat in a frenetic city.