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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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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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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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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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Quick Fall Harvest/Halloween Containers

Quick Fall Harvest/Halloween Containers

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 | 0 comments

Welcoming Fall Harvest Entry Container Arrangements That frosty morning “did in” the flowering annuals in my front containers. I had procrastinated and now dead leaves greeted me. Time to make fall themed containers! The Containers You See are Quickly Made. You can fill your fall and winter containers with branches found in your yard (or the...

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