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What’s Beauty Anyway?

What’s Beauty Anyway?

Posted on Nov 16, 2019 | 0 comments

To some, it’s a well organized sock drawer, or the roll of a perfect putt, or the gurgle of a remote canyon stream.  Or a garden. To me, its not “either–or,  but “and”. Our home landscape and gardens have to potential to offer a place of retreat, play, welcome, and beauty. A designed landscape and its gardens could be a...

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Charming Patio Makeover Seats 10!

Charming Patio Makeover Seats 10!

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 | 0 comments

Back yard makeover transforms this back patio from ugly to Charming, Beautiful, and Functional. Before: Nasty steep slope with miscellaneous plants to old ugly back patio. After:  the newly installed landscape design transforms the back patio area. The back patio makeover includes wide easy to use granite steps and landings that lead to the new enlarged...

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Late Fall Farm House Borders & Meadow

Late Fall Farm House Borders & Meadow

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 | 0 comments

It’s late October. Ornamental native grasses mixed with seedpods, late flowering white Boltonia, and varied foliage colors rule the meadow. In the house borders, Sedum “Autumn Joy” provides color combined with the lingering silver grey foliage of Russian Sage, Achillea, and the silvery fronds of the dwarf Fountain Grass.  “October ...

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Farm House Meadow & Borders

Farm House Meadow & Borders

Posted on Jul 21, 2019 | 0 comments

Year two: The pollinator wildflower meadow is taking off while the house gardens fill in.The two gardens share some of the same plants so they connect visually and create a sense of abundance.These are happy gardens.                     The meadow is wilder and seemly more randomly planted. The really tall...

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Decluttering Your Garden

Decluttering Your Garden

Posted on May 4, 2019 | 0 comments

Marie Kondo’s method for decluttering your house works for your garden too. While Reading her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  I realized I’ve been using my own version for decades for designing landscapes, coaching gardeners, and teaching classes. Turns out that the word “clutter” easily replaces the word ...

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