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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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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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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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Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 | 0 comments

The style, Modern Farmhouse, could be described as a mix of old and new. Textures, comfort, natural materials from antique to industrial, yet spare on accessories describes both the interior design and  landscape design style. Wooden arbors, regional stone used for fieldstone steps and walls, and contemporary planters create the elements. Plant color...

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