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Helen’s Haven Wildlife Pond

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Helen's Haven wildlife pond

My garden, a wildlife habitat I call Helen’s Haven, is located in a suburban area of a traditional neighborhood. Helen’s Haven has water sources throughout the garden because water is an important factor in attracting and sustaining wildlife. Several years ago when I put in the fountain with a large reservoir, frogs arrived almost instantly. I wanted more; I wanted frogs and other amphibians in the back garden as well.


Gardening With Confidence: Carving Out Space

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Rose Cottage

Nature has a magic number–3. Threes abound in all forms of art, nature included. It’s called the “rule of thirds.” Used in architecture, painting, photography, and landscape design, the rule of thirds helps put things into perspective. It’s the handiest tool to use whenever you want to create art, and landscape design, by any other […]


Balance of Light

Posted by on October 29, 2015

Long shadows

Fall As I mourn the loss of daylight hours, I relish the gain in light with each leaf that falls. Autumn begins my survival for winter; without the leaves decent, I would be frightened by the lack of luster only bright light can bring. Each time I step outside, more light appears. It’s slow, but […]