“I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” ~ Louise Dickinson Rich (1903-1991; American author of fiction and non-fiction works about New England)
In a recent article, Houzz Magazine looks at several home design trends that have emerged, based on the way people used their homes during the Covid pandemic. For example, in response to “technopherence” (the interference of technology in personal relationships during the lockdown), there was an escalation in the perceived need for experiences in beautiful, natural spaces.
Kent Martinussen, CEO of the Danish Architecture Center, notes, “The pandemic accelerated, almost like a rocket, our use of digital communication for work, education, shopping and leisure. Digitally and socially overwhelmed and isolated in a confined physical space, we quickly began to desire the experiences — and understand the value — of public spaces and contact with nature. I have recognized a strong general trend: a desire for nature!”
Martinussen continues, ” . . . we are defined and guided by a general human need and desire for balance between, on one hand, the often fuzzy and immaterial world of our digital life and, on the other hand, being rooted in a world of things that are not artificial: such as wood, bamboo, stones, plants, water and animals, which belong to a realm that we are part of and connected to — nature.”
Houzz Magazine asserts that during lockdowns (and, we think, always!), those who have access to an outdoor space, such as a garden, are the luckiest because they have daily access to natural beauty, fresh air, and a place where they can go to escape and refresh.
If daily connection with natural beauty is a priority for you, please call us. Find out how we can partner with you to create a beautiful garden sanctuary around your home.
Gladly shared by Betty HanselmanGardener’s wife (& one of “the luckiest”)
For more trends that emerged as a result of the Covid pandemic, click here.
“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.”
~ Gertrude Jekyll (British horticulturalist and author; 1843-1932)
Shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& seeker of daily grace-gifts)
“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.”
~ H. Jackson Brown (American author; 1940-)
Shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& grateful for 38 years of TLC with James!)
Our garden care team can help restore beauty to your existing garden plants so that your garden investment, like a loving marriage, will increase in joy and value!
“Even if she forgets the whole thing in her teens, later still, when she is grown up and has a first garden of her own, some misty memory of the pleasure of growing things will give her a head start over the gardener without any background, just as children who have spoken a second language, and forgotten it, can pick it up again in later years.”
~ Anne Scott-James (British journalist and author of gardening books; 1913-2009)
Gladly shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& grandma of future gardeners!)
“. . . if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright (American architect, 1867-1959)
Whether you are adding a woodland pathway, remodeling a swimming pool, needing care for your specimen plants, or extending seasonal color, it will be our joy to partner with you to ensure that your investment in beauty yields enduring, life-enriching returns.