Book Review—Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

I first heard about this book when a friend told me I had to read Gaia’s garden!  She said the garden layout and design described were unlike anything she had ever heard of before, and she loved it!  After several other endorsements from friends,  I bought a copy and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  This book shows us how to take all those fragmented parts of … Continue reading Book Review—Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

Natural Design

I love the flowing shapes of nature.  The lines that speak of movement and energy and the simple, elegant designs.  We build squares, but nature creates spirals and waves, like clear water flowing or warm winds blowing.  I recently read some interesting words about natural patterns.  From the book Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway: “Anyone who has spent time looking at nature has noticed that … Continue reading Natural Design

Japanese Maples…Deer Candy in Sammamish

Recently I watched as this deer tore off big bites of these luscious Japanese Maple leaves.  Freshly unfolded this spring, they were green and tender, just like a new spring salad.  Our small Washington city of Sammamish, home to almost 46,000 people, is surrounded by green.  We residents of the Northwest love/hate our green.  We demand that it stays, even though we continually try to fill … Continue reading Japanese Maples…Deer Candy in Sammamish