Posts Tagged ‘landscaping’

A house that has virtually no plants or trees of any kind around it always looks sad and barren to me, something not integrated with nature in any way. In a city like Philadelphia with many row houses, there are few yards and rarely any surrounding a home. However, home or business owners still find ways to bring nature to their doors, gladdening the hearts of passers while making doors and entryways more attractive.

It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water. ~Barbara Kingsolver

Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I went to Trader Joe’s today, located in an upscale mall not far from our house. The landscaping at the mall is always lovely but today it was particularly outstanding, with spectacular flower, leaf and plant colors everywhere.  And it wasn’t just the colors.  The fragrance of the sweet alyssum was astonishing.  Fortunately, I had my iPad in my purse, so I wandered around for some time taking pictures, shopping forgotten, encountering a number of others enjoying the display.  Fall is certainly going out with a bang here!!

I hope the pictures of these flowers bring joy to your heart and start your weekend off with beauty.  And I how I wish I had these landscapers!!

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