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”
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”
The purpose of a wellness garden is to distract people with plants for all 5 senses, so the mind is swayed to relax and live in the moment.
How to practice mindfulness in a wellness garden (or anywhere). This guide will help you master your 5 senses and create a calming effect to your body.
In an inclusive wellness garden environment, people with or without disabilities mobilize around the garden in the same way, equally.