Gardener’s Journal

1 day ago
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"For eyes to see the fleeting beauty of this day,
Father in heaven, I thank You.
For a heart to savor the fleeting beauty of this day,
loving Father, I pray."

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife (& humble recipient of daily graces)

4 days ago
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GARDEN ENHANCEMENT: Adding Ambiance with Night Lighting

“You can see faces, but you can also see the stars!”
~ Michelle, Lancaster, PA

Landscape lighting is an efficient way to extend the useability of your garden, while highlighting special features and creating a softer, more intimate ambiance in the same space. We highly recommend landscape lighting for several reasons:

Extend your garden time--lighting allows you to enjoy your garden into the night, and opens a new way to experience the same environment.

Add elegance--With well-planned lighting, intimacy and privacy are heightened, and no glare interrupts your view.

Provide security--Safety and reliability are hallmarks of the lighting solutions we provide. Changes to walks, such as steps and turns, are natural reasons to illuminate your garden so that your guests are comfortable and arrive safely.

Care to light up treasured garden spaces? Give us a call to see how: 717-653-1273

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife (& celebrant of Light!)

1 week ago

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife (& garden miracle seeker)

1 week ago

"Skirts of stars swirl through black space and waterfalls canter over stones, manes of runaway horses, and lone mushroom tilts in the shadows of soundless forest and God sees it all. This is His endless experience because this is who He is, beauty overflowing. . . . Joy is God's life."

~ from One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp (Canadian author, speaker, humanitarian)

Gladly shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife (& joyous Beauty-seeker)

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago

CARE TO CARE: Realizing your Garden Vision with Appropriate Care

When planning a garden, vision is essential. Envisioning outdoor living spaces that provide joy and beauty in all seasons is an important first step in crafting a garden.

However, many people who have a great ideas for their garden remain continually frustrated with the results, usually because the garden does not receive the care it needs after it has been installed.

To fulfill a garden vision, garden care is vital. Appropriate care requires knowledge of plant habits and growth rates, and the best plant care techniques. It also requires skilled, experienced eyes and hands to see the potential and then develop valuable plants into works of art. Garden care also takes effort, not just to accomplish the regular tasks of planting, pruning, cutting, and shearing but also to keep on caring. When the desire to care wanes, achieving a noteworthy garden is almost impossible. If you are frustrated by your garden, ask yourself if it is receiving the care it needs. If not, consider ways to restore the health and loveliness you first imagined.

With proper care, the value of your garden investment will increase, as plants grow in size, vigor, and beauty. The returns will be great if you learn how to care for it properly or hire an experienced, knowledgeable, and skillful crew to take care of it for you.

Hanselman Landscape specializes in nurturing gardens across Central and Southeast Pennsylvania; we would be honored to partner with you to realize the garden you first envisioned.

~Contributed by Pete Dymond
Hanselman Landscape Garden Care Specialist

2 weeks ago

"A gnarled pine from the mountains (or a similar one from the nursery) serves in the garden not merely as a weathered tree but also, by virtue of the way it is planted in a composition of rocks, as a powerful agent for evoking the atmosphere of craggy mountains far from civilization."

~ David Slawson (in Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens)

3 weeks ago
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STAY-CATION 2020: Make a Splash with a Hanselman Landscape Pool

With travel, lodging and dining options severely restricted, the stay-cation has become an appropriate, even necessary, alternative this summer. In fact, staying home will still be fun and memorable if you begin now--with a pool garden project designed and orchestrated by the our creative and skillful team. We have the vision, experience and craftsmanship to oversee pool construction projects in a variety of styles while smoothly incorporating features unique to each client. Give us a call: 717-653-1273. We are poised to dive in and make a splash in your backyard this summer!

Gladly shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife (& 2020 stay-cation advocate)

3 weeks ago
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If you ever loose heart, reflect on the promises kept every spring!

Joyfully shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener's wife

4 weeks ago

"And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals."

~ Billie Letts (American novelist and educator, 1938-2014)

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