Courtyard & Rooftop Gardens rooftop garden

Courtyard & Rooftop Gardens

These courtyard and rooftop gardens fulfill longheld dreams for a Harrisburg, PA couple. If you are interested in finding creative ways to use smaller spaces, we can help! Gladly shared by Betty HanselmanGardener’s wife (& ‘creative use of space’ advocate!)

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All Labor Uplifts Humanity

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Labor Day, may you fill with gratitude for a mind and body that can serve the others in your sphere of influence. And may your heart take joy in the knowledge that your service is valuable and appreciated. We are grateful for the privilege of bringing joy to your gardens, and wish you a refreshing day with your dear ones!
Betty (Gardener’s Wife), for all of us at Hanselman Landscape

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Theodore Roethke (in The Waking)

I came to where the river
Ran over stones;
My ears knew
An early joy.
And all the waters
And all the streams
Sang in my veins
That summer day.
~ Theodore Roethke (in The Waking)

It’s true! The joyful song of water over rocks refreshes, soothes, and delights! Home and business owners are discovering that adding water features to their residential or commercial gardens introduces the sensory thrill of falling water into their everyday lives. Depending on available space and budget, garden water features can be on a grand scale (such as remodeling a swimming pool to include a waterfall) or on a much smaller scale (adding a Japanese tsukubai in a quiet corner of a courtyard, for example). Regardless of size and scope, a well-planned and carefully installed water garden is sure to invite joy into a garden and into the daily experience of everyone who happens to pass by!

We’d love to deliver the splash and play of water to your garden, too! To get started, give us a call: 717-653-1273.

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& “water music” enthusiast)

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Restoring Your Soul

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”
~Alice Walker

Shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s Wife
(With gratitude for our team members who work tirelessly to bring joy and beauty into the daily experience of everyone we are privileged to serve.)

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The Wonder of Trees

“Trees are amazing! They take dirt and lift it dozens–sometimes hundreds–of feet into the air and build with it. And the things they build are so beautiful and varied!”

~ James Hanselman

It’s true! Just think of the incredible functions of trees: they are air purification systems; food producers; cooling units; apartment complexes for all manner of birds, insects, and animals; privacy screening; multi-colored, seasonally-changing art displays; children’s playgrounds; wind barriers; erosion controllers; examples of the strength and grace of a firmly-rooted, upward-reaching life. . . .

Because trees are such valuable contributors to joyous living, we encourage you to invest in several this year. Give us a call–we’d be delighted to help you extend the grace and beauty of trees in your garden!

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman Gardener’s wife (& life-long tree enthusiast)

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A grove of majestic Dawn Redwoods adds shade and space for hammocks in the hot months of the year.
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Japanese Maples grace any garden with beauty, artistic structure and spectacular fall color.
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As daylight fades, well-placed landscape lighting extends the beauty of this Japanese Maple into the night.

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This modern residence achieves its unique sense of place nestled against existing woodlands in York County, Pennsylvania. From the entrance garden to the spacious lawn behind the home, the experience of gracious welcome and serenity is enhanced by the addition of Japanese Maples, a Japanese Red Pine, and okarikomi-groomed Boxwoods.

If these delightful views inspire you, give us a call. We can create a unique sense of place for your home, too!

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& sense-of-place advocate)