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    What Is a Bioregion? And Why Does It Matter in Garden Design?

    Bioregions are important for shaping our gardens in sustainable and eco-friendly ways and for helping us find our place in the world. Bioregionalism is an interesting concept that could help us move toward a human society that works in better harmony with the natural world. Thinking in terms of bioregions rather than nations or other political divisions can help inform best practice in societal organizations. But what I will write about in this article is why recognizing our bioregions can also be very important in garden design. What Is a Bioregion? A bioregion is an area where boundaries are defined not by arbitrary political or national boundaries, but by natural…

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    Japanese gardens bring the outside in

    Japanese-style gardens first caught the public imagination in the U.S. at an 1893 world exposition in Chicago, became a sought-after feature in Gilded Age estates and were later adapted to open-plan modernist homes. Today, they have evolved and continue to inspire garden design at a time when many people are trying to forge a closer connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. “One reason that gardens are so successful in Japan is that the house-garden relationship is set up to be so integrated. There are large views of the garden, and more unobstructed views. Gardens are enclosed and surround the house, so it’s as if your living space extends out much…

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    Landscape and Garden Design Software Market Size by Top Companies, Trends by Types and Application, Forecast to 2028

    New Jersey, United States,- This Landscape and Garden Design Software market report study describes a productive and motivated sector as well as a market prognosis. Industry players would be able to make smart decisions based on the results of the study. Overall, research is a useful tool for establishing a competitive advantage over competitors and long-term profitability in the existing economy. This Landscape and Garden Design Software market report study provides detailed information on several industrial aspects such as techniques, models and important competitors operating in separate districts. Examiners use point-by-point testing processes to provide accurate and crucial information about the status and progress of the showcase. Market analysts and…

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    Ascension Parish Library sponsors Teen Book Club, hosts several events

    Readers between the ages of 12 and 18 who enjoy talking about books and hanging out with other teens are invited to Ascension Parish Library’s Teen Book Club. The club will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, and the second Saturday of every month, at the Galvez branch. Read our monthly book selection and discuss it in a fun and welcoming environment. The book discussion this Saturday will be “The Night Gardener” by Jonathan Auxier. Next month, the book discussion will be “Etiquette & Espionage” by Gail Carriger on Dec. 11. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Book selections will be reserved for pick up at the Galvez location. While book…

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    Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Soliciting Designs for Nature Playhouses | Homes & Lifestyle

    Posted on November 6, 2021 | 12:51 p.m. Three playhouse plans will be selected, and partners will get a $5,000 stipend Backcountry Casitas designs focus on children ages 5-13. (Courtesy photo) The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is accepting applications for its 2022 Backcountry Casitas program. The garden is calling for interested parties to help build nature playhouses that encourage the community, especially families, to get outdoors and play in the natural world. Three designs will be selected and installed within a new section of the garden opening in June. All selected partners will receive a $5,000 stipend to support their build. The program is open to architects, contractors, design-build teams,…

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    Japanese Gardens Bridge Indoor, Outdoor Space

    Japanese-style gardens first gained attention in the United States at the 1893 world exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Over 120 years later, they continue to be a great part of American garden design. Today, there are more than 200 Japanese-style public gardens in the country, the North American Japanese Garden Association reports. Japanese-style gardens bring together indoor and outdoor spaces, says Asher Browne of New Jersey. He creates Japanese-like gardens for people in the United States. He did his training in Kyoto, Japan. “One reason that gardens are so successful in Japan is that the house-garden relationship is set up to be so integrated,” Browne said. He added that gardens surround…

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