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Garden Design in the time of Covid-19

Garden Design in the time of Covid-19

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 | 0 comments

Staring out your windows and walking around your yards during our Covid-19 hibernation can be depressing. If you’re wondering if I’m available to help you with your aggravating landscape problems. The answer is Yes! I’m creating landscapes and gardens plans. I’m available for design planning and coaching over Chime, Zoom, or...

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First Spring Flowers in my Garden

First Spring Flowers in my Garden

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 | 0 comments

Yesterday, I took my own prescription and did some ‘Garden Bathing’ *.  It’s an amazing way to reduce the  stress of the corona-virus home stays.  Inject a little wonder in our lives. Just before the spring snowstorm I meandered to my back garden. Two flower treats were ready for discovery. Just emerging are a burgundy colored Hellebore...

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Take a Moment with Your Garden-Relieve Stress

Take a Moment with Your Garden-Relieve Stress

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 | 0 comments

Enjoy today’s garden image from my drive/street garden. It’s a summer blooming ‘False Sunflower’ (Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Midwest Dreams’) and a variegated Ornamental Grass (Miscanthus sinensis variegatus). Cheerful and long lasting combination. Take a moment with you garden or with a photo from mine. Really look, take...

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Gardens Help Relieve Stress-Consider “Garden Bathing”

Gardens Help Relieve Stress-Consider “Garden Bathing”

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 | 0 comments

Consider a new take on “Forest bathing”–I call it “Garden Bathing”. “Forest bathing is taking time to unwind and connect with nature to improve your health. Simply put: Forest bathing is retreating to nature to immerse in the forest atmosphere. The practice originated in Japan in the late 1980’s and was coined by the...

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Pause, Savor & Breathe with Long Exhales–Garden Bathing

Pause, Savor & Breathe with Long Exhales–Garden Bathing

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 | 0 comments

Consider a new take on “Forest bathing”. “Forest bathing is taking time to unwind and connect with nature to improve your health. Simply put: Forest bathing is retreating to nature to immerse in the forest atmosphere. The practice originated in Japan in the late 1980’s and was coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and...

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Lighting Our Way

Lighting Our Way

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 | 0 comments

March roars in like a lion  and leaves like a lamb.  Prickly pear hail storms batter us. While the next day, gentle sun caresses our skin. One moment black clouds, while another cerulean skies give way to contented sighs. Meteorological spring has sprung. Daffodil stems from grocery stores now cheer up our counters and tables. We look forward to bright...

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