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Landscape Design · 2d ago

Beyond the Obvious: This Gate's Full Mission

Born a Garden Whisperer, holes were left in that primordial gift.  Holes created before birth, when thousands of years of Gardening transitioned from pastoral to industrial, less than 200 ye...
Landscape Design · 3d ago

Blank Wall Garden Design

Blank Wall Garden Design. .Your home/garden, do you have a bit of blank wall to play with?.A proscenium..A spot to enjoy being in, perhaps, more, a spot to relish purely as a view.  Before e...
Landscape Design · 4d ago

Overdose on a Theme: Squares

A 1st order Garden Design rule is to use contrasts for impact, big leaves next to small leaves, burgundy foliage next to chartreuse, rounded tree canopy with a cone shaped tree, and etc..A l...
Landscape Design · 5d ago

Garden Design Elements: Without Considering What Plant Goes Where

Several years into my Garden Design career, reading yet another Garden Design book, the author seamlessly mentioned trees sited for their long shadows in fall.  Me like that !  A new toy.  A...
Landscape Design · 6d ago

Charlie Munger: Incentives

Incentives to have a pretty landscape?  Few.  For broad swaths, seemingly, none.  Note, a tidy landscape is fine or perhaps maintaining the status quo, but that's not the hunt here..What's t...
Landscape Design · 1W ago

Zone of Magic: Work = Love

When did 'work' become a bad word?  Certainly, the entirety of my lifetime.  Now, 'work'  has a floating zone of meaning.  Quite a few epiphanies getting here, the work of a lifetime, zero p...
Landscape Design · 1W ago

Garden Design: From Low Order Thinking to Emergent Behavior

Chairs, below, come in aluminum.  Don't know if these are..At the front end of wanting a pretty landscape this type of garden, below, was intimidating, for the most ridiculous of reasons.  A...
Landscape Design · 2W ago

Earthing: Bare Feet on Earth, Why You Need Earthing & The Science of Earthing

Front end of my career in horticulture I lectured at local garden clubs.  Decades later, still lecturing at local garden clubs, in addition to key note lecturing in auditoriums, ballrooms, t...
Landscape Design · 2W ago

Blossom from Your Roots

"Those who deny their roots won't blossom."  Dave Weinbaum.More than roots of family, roots of your soul's joy, grace, peace must blossom..In your landscape, will I know who you are, to your...
Landscape Design · 2W ago

Sourcing for the Seasons: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

Creating a container, or several, for the upcoming holidays.  With beauty, and without angst..Ingredients easily transposed to what you can source.  Sourcing includes what is 'found' and wha...