Creating an Outdoor Room at your House

Outdoor rooms are a big trend in design right now. An outdoor room can expand the living space of your home for many months of the year. An outdoor room is also more affordable than an enclosed addition.

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Spatial Concepts: Elevation Changes

We all spend our days in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces…our houses, places of work, stores, malls, churches, parks, highways, our gardens. Yet, most of us have a very limited vocabulary for talking about what makes some places amazing and others forgettable, if not outright unpleasant. How can we communicate about place better? How can we create better, more comfortable, more meaningful spaces?

Spatial concepts should be easily accessible.  With the help of Sacajawea, Princess Louise and their friends in Design Land, we can compare their perceptions to real life occurrences in nature, in architecture, and in the built landscape to help us figure out what makes the best space. We’ll start this series with exploring the concept of elevation change.

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King Adult Day Enrichment Program of the Rocky Mountain MS Center

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Ms center is to improve the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and their families through care, support, education and research. The King Adult Day Enrichment is a key element of this comprehensive approach.

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Plants for all Seasons

Fall is a great time for planting. More moderate temperatures help plants settle in. As plants go dormant for winter, they can establish strong root systems in preparation for new growth in the spring. Fall is the only time to plant spring bulbs. Some caution and
winter watering is critical for evergreens planted in the fall.

So, what should you plant? In addition to ideas from our email, here are a few more:

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Creating Curb Appeal

First impressions do count. The appearance of your home or business makes a big impact, whether for yourself, to help your guests feel invited, or to help sell your property. Real estate agents often refer to curb appeal when staging a house for sale.  In fact, landscaping can help sell your home. According to the second edition of his quarterly report, New Research That Gardeners Can Use, Jeff Gilman, Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Minnesota, reported that 75 homes in Lubbock, Texas were examined and researchers found that a high-quality landscape increases the sales price by 5.7 %, compared to average landscapes. Then comparing average landscapes with excellent ones, the difference in sale price is a whopping 10.8 %. Continue reading

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Unforgettable ideas for 2009

Unforgettable ideas for 2009….professional quality landscapes in trim times.

  • • Plant a tree…watch it grow and cool your world with shade
  • • Color it in… the right bulbs and perennials come back every year for seasonal cheer! Continue reading
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