A Must-Have Tree for Spring Foliage

april-2012-foliage-and-blooms-575 If you have a large sweeping landscape with acreage and views that extend far past what you can see from the house or if you have a San Francisco style property like mine with more of a courtyard style landscape, the Weeping Larch (Larix decidua ‘Pendula’) is a tree that will add drama no matter the season. Continue reading


Composting and its Benefits



It’s no secret that keen environmentalists love talking about composting. Here’s five reasons why it’s a key factor for sustainability and features prominently in green debates.

1. Composting reduces landfill waste and incineration, and therefore emissions.

Modern waste management methods are environmental tragedies. Waste lies stagnant in landfill sites where the vital oxygen that is needed to facilitate the decaying process cannot reach it. Landfill material also releases greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change: methane gas escapes during the building process. Incineration leaves some toxic ash waste, and the burning process releases a vast amount of carbon dioxide into our precious atmosphere. Continue reading

5 Greatest Gardens Of All Time

History has proven itself that gardening is not all about the only source for growing food but an outlet to show off skills, artistic expression, creativity, and something that can be passed on through one generation up to the next. Here is a list of the most inspiring gardens of all time.

1.The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. This was also known as The Hanging Gardens of Semiramis located in Al Hillah, Iraq (formerly Babylon). King Nebuchadnezzar, around 600 BC created these hanging gardens to delight his beloved wife Amytis, Princess of Persia. Unfortunately, the garden was destroyed by numerous earthquakes after second century BC.

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