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”

Grasses for Autumn Color

Many folks think of trees and shrubs for fall color, however ornamental grasses also offer exceptional autumn color. Here’s a great list of grasses to add to your garden designs. (Click here for Perennials with autumn color) Grasses offering RED autumn colors: Imperata ‘Red Baron’ – Japanese blood grass – under 2 feet – FoliageContinue reading “Grasses for Autumn Color”

Perennials For Autumn Color

When folks think of autumn color, trees are surely their first thought. However, not many folks realize that there are some perennials that put on a pretty good show at the end of the season also. So, if you’re the kind of gardener that wants the most bang-for-their-buck out of their herbaceous plants, here’s aContinue reading “Perennials For Autumn Color”

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”