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Plan a Mom’s Day bursting with life

May 10th, 2012

There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. Cut flowers, breakfast in bed, brunch at her favorite restaurant, a chick flick night. All these fit the day — and you can even take your mom along!

A magnolia looks and smells great. (Your tree won't be this big.)

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The American Society of Landscape Architects shows how to use plants to make homes more energy efficient

May 6th, 2011

Landscapes can help neighborhoods keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
We know this. Still homeowners, and especially developers, typically don’t maximize on the opportunities provided by strategic tree placement, green roofs and walls and yard vegetation.
The American Society of Landscape Artists is here to help. Using a government grant (you can thank the Endowment for the Arts), the ASLA produced a series of five animations and instructional guides aimed at teachers, students and homeowners who want to learn more about sustainability. The set of videos can be found at the ASLA’s Sustainable Landscapes webpages.

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Chestnuts for a roasting planet

June 16th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler Green Right Now As summer sets in, many of us are looking to shade those windows any way we can, and one of the greenest solutions is to add greenery. Outside the window, that is. A shade tree can mitigate the heat gain on a west or south-facing window and truly cut [...]

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