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2 days ago
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Patio patterns in snow . . . .

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife

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5 days ago

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!
~Thomas Wentworth Higginson (minister, social reformer, author)

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1 week ago
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TAKING CARE IN THE LEAFLESS MONTHS

In the winter landscape, the structure of deciduous trees is most observable. Trees that have been carefully pruned will exhibit grace and beauty, while trees that have been hacked or neglected will be stubby and unkempt. Carelessness is costly and visible, especially in winter!

This winter, if your naked trees are showing evidence of poor care, GIVE US A CALL! Because there are no leaves to hide structure or hinder pruning, winter is the best time for us to help you restore structural grace, beauty, and longevity to your deciduous plants.

Contributed by Peter Dymond
HL Maintenance Foreman

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1 week ago

"This year, I will play outside more!"

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife

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2 weeks ago
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"I will understand problem solving, self-exploration, decision making, number relationships, structures, complex vocabulary, healthy living, cause and effect, creativity, imaginative thinking, and my natural world when I am big, because I play outside when I am little."
(from www.HowWeeLearn.com)

In 2018, make outside play a greater part of your daily routine!

Joyfully shared (with permission) by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife

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2 weeks ago
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THE SECRET TO A LONGER LIFE? LIVE WITH PLANTS!

A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives in September 2016, confirms what we have been saying all along: surrounding yourself (and your home) with plants could help you live longer.

A team of researchers from Harvard and Brigham Women’s Hospital analyzed data from 108,630 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study from 2000 to 2008. Adjusting their models for mortality risk factors (e.g. age, race/ethnicity, smoking, and socio-economic levels), they found that women living in areas with the highest amounts of greenery had 12% lower mortality rates, a 34% lower risk of respiratory-related death, and a 13% lower risk of cancer-related death, compared to women surrounded by lower amounts of vegetation.

'We were surprised to observe such strong associations between increased exposure to greenness and lower mortality rates,” stated Harvard research associate, Peter James.

The researchers concluded, "increasing vegetation may provide opportunities for physical activity, reduce harmful exposures, increase social engagement, improve mental health, mitigate the effects of climate change, and lower mortality rates." Their recommendation--plant more trees and shrubs--is our joy!! CALL US TODAY (717-653-1273) for a greener, healthier future!

References:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/attention-women-if-you-want-to-live-longer-move-to-the-woods/ar-AAtoWRH?li=AA5LBhu&ocid=spartanntp

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10363/

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3 weeks ago
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CURATORS OF LIVING ART

As garden artists and craftsmen, we take great joy in partnering with our clients to dream, design and then display their garden masterpieces. We are especially grateful when our clients also choose to retain us as curators, entrusting us with the nurture and oversight of their 'living artwork'.

As curators of living art, our team members travel far and wide to expertly shape specimen trees, protect plants from diseases and pest infestations, and, in some cases, restore health and beauty to older gardens, where plants have been untended for a number of years. Regardless of location, our clients' garden masterpieces grow in beauty, health and value when tended and monitored on a regular basis.

(Photos below show team member, Sean Kramer, caring for the live portion of Chinese sculptor Cai Guo-Qiang's work on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, MA.)

Contributed by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife (& assistant curator of our 'garden art')

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3 weeks ago

WE VALUE YOUR TRUST AND FRIENDSHIP, AND WISH YOU JOY IN YOUR GARDEN AT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND IN THE NEW YEAR!

YOUR FRIENDS,

THE HANSELMAN FAMILY

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1 month ago
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SEASONAL DECORATIONS . . . .

Bird feeders and a joyful array of birdlife festoon the Pines outside my kitchen window, magnifying the delight and beauty of each winter day!

Gratefully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife (& eager birdwatcher)

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1 month ago
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THIS SEASON'S SHOWSTOPPER: Nandina domestica (or Heavenly Bamboo)

When Shirley opened her front door a few days before Christmas, she did not recognize the lady standing on her stoop. "I'm from Arkansas, visiting my daughter who lives down the street," the lady explained. "I just had to stop to ask you about these beautiful plants," she continued, indicating the three shrubs next to Shirley's front door.

The friendly stranger was not the only one to be impressed by the lovely holiday display. The mail carrier, guests at a holiday party, and neighbors have all inquired about the plants' identity. "Some of them have even wondered if I had them planted just for the holidays," Shirley related with a chuckle.

Actually, a Hanselman Landscape team member planted the Nandina domestica for Shirley several years ago, thinking the plant's lacy, evergreen foliage and clusters of bright red berries would create quite a stir at the entrance to Shirley's home. To Shirley's delight, they do!

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife

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