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Fall Color in Your Landscape

Posted by Andrea Howell on

As we watch the changing color of the leaves this fall, we are reminded of how dramatically everything in our lives has changed.  

 

And perhaps there is a hopeful message in this year’s leaves: that change is cyclical, inevitable and magical and nature is painting a whole new canvas for us to create our new lives: we are in sync with nature.

 

In the past many of us took road trips to the mountains or forests to celebrate the fire of fall, but this year many of us will be staying closer to home which will allow us to stay even closer to nature as we create our own beauty.

 

Trees and shrubs are the best ways to add fall color to your landscape. 

Be a little selective with the types you choose in order to extend the color in your garden to its fullest. Color palettes  run from bright gold to warm reds, and you can set the right tone for cool fall temperatures. 

Perhaps, choose 1 or 2 tree types and  try to group 3 or more of the smaller trees and shrubs around them for maximum impact. 

Large Trees include  Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Bald Cypress, Tulip Poplar, Ginkgo, River Birch, Hickory, and Beech 

Small Trees and Shrubs include Japanese Maple, Crabapple, Smokebush, Witch Hazel, Blueberries, Red Twig Dogwood, and Redbud 

Let me know your favorites and if I can help you place a few of these beauties in your yard, I would love to do so!..

 

With fall warmth...

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Fall Color in Your Landscape

Posted by Andrea Howell on

As we watch the changing color of the leaves this fall, we are reminded of how dramatically everything in our lives has changed.  

 

And perhaps there is a hopeful message in this year’s leaves: that change is cyclical, inevitable and magical and nature is painting a whole new canvas for us to create our new lives: we are in sync with nature.

 

In the past many of us took road trips to the mountains or forests to celebrate the fire of fall, but this year many of us will be staying closer to home which will allow us to stay even closer to nature as we create our own beauty.

 

Trees and shrubs are the best ways to add fall color to your landscape. 

Be a little selective with the types you choose in order to extend the color in your garden to its fullest. Color palettes  run from bright gold to warm reds, and you can set the right tone for cool fall temperatures. 

Perhaps, choose 1 or 2 tree types and  try to group 3 or more of the smaller trees and shrubs around them for maximum impact. 

Large Trees include  Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Bald Cypress, Tulip Poplar, Ginkgo, River Birch, Hickory, and Beech 

Small Trees and Shrubs include Japanese Maple, Crabapple, Smokebush, Witch Hazel, Blueberries, Red Twig Dogwood, and Redbud 

Let me know your favorites and if I can help you place a few of these beauties in your yard, I would love to do so!..

 

With fall warmth...

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LIVing with Pumpkins

Posted by Rebecca Marsella on

Interested in preserving your pumpkins through Thanksgiving? Let LIV Design Partners show you a step by step tutorial. Washing and drying the pumpkins and then spraying with a clear spray paint protects them from the elements. Decorating with natural pumpkins can make a beautiful table fall arrangement or thanksgiving or fall front porch display.

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LIVing with Pumpkins

Posted by Rebecca Marsella on

Interested in preserving your pumpkins through Thanksgiving? Let LIV Design Partners show you a step by step tutorial. Washing and drying the pumpkins and then spraying with a clear spray paint protects them from the elements. Decorating with natural pumpkins can make a beautiful table fall arrangement or thanksgiving or fall front porch display.

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Online Watercolor Class

Posted by Bay Chapman on

It is amazing how so much about learning gets left behind once we leave school...

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Online Watercolor Class

Posted by Bay Chapman on

It is amazing how so much about learning gets left behind once we leave school...

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Simple accessory update...it's CLEAR!

Posted by Rebecca Marsella on

I never thought a clear block could bring me so much joy but boy was I wrong.

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Simple accessory update...it's CLEAR!

Posted by Rebecca Marsella on

I never thought a clear block could bring me so much joy but boy was I wrong.

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Top Home Office and Virtual School TRENDS

Posted by Rebecca Marsella on

Top Home Office and Virtual School TRENDS

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Top Home Office and Virtual School TRENDS

Posted by Rebecca Marsella on

Top Home Office and Virtual School TRENDS

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