The Metaphysical Garden
by Maria Zampini

This garden designer created her own green space by combining her knowledge of horticulture as well as spiritual principles, sacred geometry, Eastern thinking on healing and other philosophical fundamentals.   >> read article
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Mailbox Gardens
by Patsy Bell Hobson

Mail boxes that stand at the end of the driveway are a “good morning sendoff” and the first “welcome home” we receive at the end of the day ...   >> read article
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Shining Silvers
by Caleb Melchior

When the summer sun blazes down, we humans turn into shriveled lobsters, scuttling to hide beneath beach umbrellas and lurking in the far reaches of the basement. Plants don’t have these options. Instead, over the millennia, they have adapted their physical characteristics (morphology) to deal with harsh conditions. Different species have adapted in different ways ...   >> read article
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Street Trees are Money Trees
by Patsy Bell Hobson

Neighborhood street trees increase property value, save energy and help with storm water retention. They also create shady, walkable sidewalks ...   >> read article
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Topiary Gardens
by Denise Schreiber

Ultimately, gardening is the act of ‘controlling’ plants and shaping the landscape to our own designs. Topiary takes ‘gardening’ to a higher level. Topiary, the art of training live plants to grow into a myriad of shapes and forms by clipping foliage and branches has been practiced since Roman times. The word itself comes from the word topiarius, a description of an ornamental landscape gardener or the creator of topia ...   >> read article
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Create a Faux Rock Garden on a Hillside or Berm
by Scott Beuerlein

Steeply sloped areas don’t have to be ‘trouble spots.’ Hillsides can be turned into gorgeous rock gardens. Here are some tips.   >> read article
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