Archive for the ‘Landscaping Inspiration’ Category

Using Feng Shui in Landscape Design

Outdoor Feng Shui Outdoor Feng Shui is primarily about blocking negative energy (views and noise) to protect the house and then guiding positive energy (feelings) into the yard. This is done by creating a landscape design with soft flowing lines that meander through the yard and incorporate all elements of nature. Water and water features…

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A Dream or A Memory

A Dream or a Memory By Kevin Napora From his book, “The Perfect Time to Garden” On occasion, I have these incredibly vivid dreams where I can hear, smell and feel the places I am in. They are so precise that I really get confused as to whether I am reliving a memory, or dreaming…

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Garden Lighting Brings Your Garden Back to Life

In early January, there was a great article in the Edmonton Journal that talked about the brand new idea of subtle lighting in Edmonton’s downtown core. This is something that made me smile, because Edmonton’s landscape designers have been incorporating low voltage outdoor lighting into gardens for years now. A concern that I had always…

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Can it be October already?!

October is the same as April, in that it is a time for cleaning. But there is one more responsibility and that is protection. You do have to protect your plants physically with wraps to prevent animals from eating your plants through the winter or winter winds from desiccating the flower buds. But we also…

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Enhance Your Landscape with Outdoor Lighting

You’ve pulled out all the stops to make your house and yard look first-rate. So why let that hard work disappear at nightfall when, with a flick of a switch and some strategically placed landscape lights, you can roll back the darkness and put it all on display. Once you have determined the purpose and…

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Fall Containers

Fall Containers Over the years, I have learned something interesting about people and their container plantings. In the spring and especially during the summer, people are feverish about maintaining their pots. They are watered, fertilized, deadheaded, and adored. But by mid-August they get forgotten and are quite dead by mid-September. Should this have happened to…

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