Reduce Your Energy Costs With Landscaping

Landscaping can significantly reduce energy costs of heating and cooling the home. Some well-placed shade trees, evergreens and shrubs not only look great, but also keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Not much solar energy enters our homes through the walls and roof because of the insulation. Sun shiningContinue reading “Reduce Your Energy Costs With Landscaping”

Edible Plants for Midwest Wellness Gardens and Foraging

Although I had previously written this article about edible plants with only foragers in mind, I think it’s also a great reference for Wellness Garden designers. Most Wellness Gardens are used in a passive manner, as in a place for sitting and reflecting. These types of gardens are called Restorative Gardens, and can be foundContinue reading “Edible Plants for Midwest Wellness Gardens and Foraging”

Feng Shui Garden Design

Feng Shui originated in China approximately 6,000 years ago. Feng Shui involves the arrangement of objects in relation to the flow of Qi (Chi, 氣) “natural energy” to bring about happiness, abundance and harmony. Literally, Feng Shui translates to “wind” (Feng) and “water” (Shui). There are many types of Feng Shui, however this post willContinue reading “Feng Shui Garden Design”

Edible Flowers for the Wellness Garden

Designing a garden with edible flowers is not only pretty to look at, but delicious to eat. It also makes the garden safe for clients that may not know eating random flowers can be dangerous. Growing edible flowers in your garden is easy and so beautiful, that they can be grown in your front yard!Continue reading “Edible Flowers for the Wellness Garden”