Archive for 'Landscape Design'

Are You and Your Lawn Ecologically Sensitive?

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Are you thinking of adding lawn to your property? Will the ecology of you surroundings support it? Will you be adding supplemental water, fertilizer, or weed killer? What will the lawn be used for? These questions and more should be considered in the decision to add lawn.

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Secrets of the Land–A Special Offer

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Secrets of the Land: Designing Harmonious Gardens with Feng Shui is a fabulous book being offered at a special price. The offer is good until December 7 and is available only at my website: www.harmonygardens.net

What to Do to Save Yourself from Fire (parts 1 & 2)

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When you live in a fire prone area, there are many ways you can help to protect your property. Part 1 looks at your trees’ role in protecting you from fire danger; part 2 explores creating defensible space when you are in a fire prone area.

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Vitalize Your Stagnant and Negative Energy with Feng Shui

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See how this home on a dead end street is protected and vitalized with Feng Shui solutions. Though you may not have the same condition, you can use these solutions to benefit and protect yourself.

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Going from Fabulous to Horrible Depends on Landscape Care

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These three landscapes that were designed and installed at the same time. See how the ones that are well maintained differ from the landscapes that are neglected.

Plant Survival in a Devastating Fire

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After devastating fires in Los Angeles, I returned to a site and was heartened to see what survived. This can give you some advice as to which plants are the survivors.

How to Create a Heavenly Butterfly Garden

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This butterfly garden designed and installed just 6 months ago is reaping the benefits of beauty, fragrance, and BUTTERFLIES! Enjoy a walk in the garden and see examples of butterfly-attracting plants.

Are You Prepared For The Landscape You Have?

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When a landscape design is done, people often aren’t prepared for how it will look at different times of the year. As an example, see this California native garden that my client is now asking me to alter.

How to Create a Paradise Garden

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The Alcazar garden in Balboa park, San Diego, and the original in Seville, Spain, represent Paradise Gardens. These are walled gardens with a symmetrical plan, water, shade and fragrant plants. See how it feels when you are in this garden.

Do You Like Lichen?

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Did you know that lichen is a combination of algae and fungus? The algae lives inside the fungus to make this beautiful carpet over rocks. See the lichen in this lovely nature walk in Oregon.

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