Quality of life through connection with nature

Evidence-Based Design: Applying Current Research to Real-World Design
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Curb Appeal Design

How to Design a Hummingbird Garden: reliably attract pollinators (not bears)


Hummingbird in Garden

What’s Blooming: Blue Wood Aster

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It’s a bit strange to label a landscape as contemplative. We don’t tend to design for the garden itself to contemplate its place in the universe. 

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Gardening has been part of our culture for millenia, and there’s always more to learn. This is the place to start if you’re new to gardening and want to learn how to start a new patch. 

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It seems to be pretty universal among gardeners – we all love checking out nursery catalogs. Most mail-order nurseries still send out paper catalogs if you request them, but the web versions can be a great source of information as you’re deciding which varieties to plant. 

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