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Edible Landscapes




"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.  Gardening is an instrument of grace."     
-Mary Sarton 






Want to save money on your grocery bills?

Want to invest in your landscape and increase your home value?

Looking for way to improve your health and benefit the environment at the same time?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then perhaps Edible Landscaping is for you.

I was recently asked to give a talk at the Spring Tonic Festival in Lenox this month (March 23, 2013) and I have had the great opportunity to spend some time learning about ways to incorporate Edible Plants into the design work that I do.

SOIL?-What's in it for me?

The quality of your soil can greatly impact the health and nutrition of the plants in you yard.  Which in turn can greatly affect the overall value of your home.  Studies have shown that a healthy yard complete with well chosen plants and healthy turf can increase home re-sell value by up to 10%.

And it all begins with the health of your soil....

Your soil is filled with millions of microorganisms, worms, and insects...along with many minerals and organic matter..it is truly a living organism and just like humans.

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9 Steps to Help you Prepare For Landscape Transformation


Winter blues getting you down?  Looking for some inspiration?  Want to make 2013 the year that you finally have the yard of your dreams?

Wel, l take a few moments to read this post and hopefully this will get you headed in the right direction...

I meet with a lot of my clients in the winter to start brainstorming and planning the upcoming years plantings...design plans...projects...

This frees them up in the summer to be outside doing the things they love...and also gives me plenty of time to create the perfect plan for their yard.

Art and Landscape Design

Would you like you yard to be valued/considered an artistic masterpiece?

One thing that makes my company unique is that I have an extensive background in visual art.  I see landscapes as my "canvas" and trees/shrubs/flowers as my "paints."

Making art allows me the freedom to experiment with color combinations and to keep my style fluid/relaxed.  Keeping a balance between  logical/spatial/mathematical mind and creative/intuitive/heart mind is a critical factor in approaching the art of designing landscapes.
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