Planting for the Planet

Planting Seeds: The Way of the Compassionate Writer

I was in the first grade in Anchorage, Alaska when I planted my first seed. Our teacher had the class plant flowers in eggshells and I remember how fearful I was of breaking the delicate white casing before I even had my seeds planted. Our teacher stored our humble creations in modest egg cartons on a windowsill, assuring us that ...

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How Eco Friendly Landscaping Benefits You and the Planet!

When it comes to residential landscaping you have choices. You have to decide what you want your landscape to bring you. Most people want their landscape to be beautiful, but they also want it to add more peace in their life. A well designed friendly environmental landscape can give you a great sense of peace and belonging to the planet. ...

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Planting Trees – 3 Advantages To A Greener Garden

Planting trees in your garden is not just about making it look prettier, although with some good landscaping it does that and more. There are several more advantages to planting trees, which cover just about all the shades of green, making making neighbors green with envy, to greening up the planet! 1. Green the planet Most of us know that ...

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Organic Gardening – Basil and Tomatoes

Basil is a favorite herb to many gardeners along with being most often used as a companion plant for tomatoes. It can assist in keeping pests away from vegetables like asparagus, eggplant, and potatoes. Basil can be used to deter pests such as the asparagus beetle, mosquitoes and flies by planting it around your patio or keeping it in pots ...

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Aronia Planting Guide – Part I – Soil PH, Soil Needs, Weed Control, and Watering

Introduction Aronia Plants Are Nature's Super Healthy Creation Aronia is a true Native American plant that is widely grown in Europe for fruit production. A native plant, developing in the North America ecosystem, Aronia bushhes have adapted to grow in growing zones 3 to 7. It is a perennial, deciduous, self-pollinating, self-supporting shrub. There are many advantages to growing an ...

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Looking Forward à la Française: Gardens of Thought

The upcoming 2018 International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire in France is again bringing about fresh, imaginative realizations of gardens in its 27th Edition: “Jardins de la Pensée” or “Gardens of Thought.” From referencing the worlds of such famous writers as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Octave Mirbeau, Marcel Proust or George Luis Borges, American Indian legends, or the Sufi tale of the Conference ...

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A World of Options – Planting Your Bamboo Garden!

There are as many types of bamboo plants to choose from for your garden as there are uses for the plant itself. Over 1000 species of bamboo in 90 genera have been described and named and there may well be varieties waiting to be discovered. Bamboo plants grow at various heights in various ways with various leaf lengths and shapes. ...

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The Importance of Tree Planting

Trees have always played an important part in people's lives, from providing shade and maintaining the beauty of the place to fruits and flowers that attract fauna! Whenever you are around trees you feel a sense of peace and calm and more importantly, protection. If you are concerned about saving the planet, then tree planting is what you should be ...

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The French Garden Reimagined: Biolabrynthus

For Italy’s international creative garden show, Orticolario 2014,  the jury awarded French landscape architects Corinne Julhiet Détroyat and Claude Pasquer first prize for creating the most illustrative, informative and exciting garden. Titled Biolabrynthus, classic French garden traditions are re-imagined and re-purposed into sustainable horticultural concepts that serve to advance and promote biodiversity. As new concepts evolve, new possibilities emerge, and ...

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