April 20, 2016

Designing with Native Plants for Ecological Services – Westchester County NY

When we look at many of our designed and constructed residential landscapes, what do we see? Is there a variety of plants, flowers, colors, heights? Is there a variety of different trees? Are there tall, mature trees providing shade and canopy? Is your landscape dominated by lawn? What condition is the lawn in? Are there layers of perennial beds and 

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April 16, 2016

Garden of Celestial Happiness Tour

It’s that time again ! We are offering a tour of our special ‘Garden of Celestial Happiness ‘again, Sunday, August 21 @ 10 a.m. Things are really singing now! The butterflies are free to fly ! Hummingbirds, goldfinches..everybody’s happy! This is also the peak for native wildflowers blooming on the island! Come visit ‘Haven’ and ‘Paradise’ at the Wetland Wildlife 

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April 16, 2016

Native Plants and Landscaping for Pollinators

A beautiful landscape can bring a smile to our faces, make us feel good, project positive energy in a troubled world and even more than that can serve a higher function. Ecological services in our landscape cannot be overvalued! We don’t just need attractive gardens to look at or pretty flowers to cheer us up, even though that is a 

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April 16, 2016

Shade Garden and No Mow Landscape Design in Westchester

We live in a forest culture on the east coast. When many of our ancestors came to the new world as immigrants the forest were being cleared for the first or second time. If you stop mowing your lawn in Westchester, in time you probably would not be looking at a meadow but a young forest.   That’s fine with 

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