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By Blog Owner 15 Sep, 2017
Welcome to Kathryn's Green Thumb blog. I plan to keep an online dialog here of all matters relating to gardening and landscape project management for the homeowner.

A well executed landscape is as essential to the “good karma” of the house, the feng shui (Chinese art of placement) so to speak, but also to the actual market value of a property. Fine landscaping is an investment that will pay dividends.

It is my job to act as a facilitator of the creative process by which any good landscape design is executed. I have devoted a good part of my life to learning about fine landscape design by immersing myself in the very gardens nationally that have been brought to fruition by this deeply creative process. I know that my experience on this planet was quantifiably enriched by my association with the creative and playful immersion in the natural world around me.
By Blog Owner 13 Sep, 2017
My first thought on gardening is always the quality of the soil. To me, this is one of the most fundamental building blocks of a successful landscape. I think that healthy and stable soils are essential to continued agricultural success on this planet in general and I always try to encourage my clients to spend money on soil amendments even though we are talking about extra money spent and higher budgets. There is enough science involved in the growing of healthy plant material that there really is a process that needs to be adhered to when it comes to putting in gardens and larger landscape items like trees and shrubs. Certain basic principals apply because we are talking about living plants that require the same things as humans; nutrients, sunlight, water and aeration. The degree and amount of each of these things depends on the kinds of plants I am working with but the scientific structure is the same for all plant life on the planet.

Every year as spring draws nearer, I turn my attention again to another growing season and hope to participate with my clients in a wonderful adventure of creating natural beauty at and around their homes and businesses in a way that is fully sustainable.

Kathryn's Green Thumb Blog

By Blog Owner 15 Sep, 2017
Welcome to Kathryn's Green Thumb blog. I plan to keep an online dialog here of all matters relating to gardening and landscape project management for the homeowner.

A well executed landscape is as essential to the “good karma” of the house, the feng shui (Chinese art of placement) so to speak, but also to the actual market value of a property. Fine landscaping is an investment that will pay dividends.

It is my job to act as a facilitator of the creative process by which any good landscape design is executed. I have devoted a good part of my life to learning about fine landscape design by immersing myself in the very gardens nationally that have been brought to fruition by this deeply creative process. I know that my experience on this planet was quantifiably enriched by my association with the creative and playful immersion in the natural world around me.
By Blog Owner 13 Sep, 2017
My first thought on gardening is always the quality of the soil. To me, this is one of the most fundamental building blocks of a successful landscape. I think that healthy and stable soils are essential to continued agricultural success on this planet in general and I always try to encourage my clients to spend money on soil amendments even though we are talking about extra money spent and higher budgets. There is enough science involved in the growing of healthy plant material that there really is a process that needs to be adhered to when it comes to putting in gardens and larger landscape items like trees and shrubs. Certain basic principals apply because we are talking about living plants that require the same things as humans; nutrients, sunlight, water and aeration. The degree and amount of each of these things depends on the kinds of plants I am working with but the scientific structure is the same for all plant life on the planet.

Every year as spring draws nearer, I turn my attention again to another growing season and hope to participate with my clients in a wonderful adventure of creating natural beauty at and around their homes and businesses in a way that is fully sustainable.
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