Helen Grundmann Garden Design

Life Lessons I Learned from the Bird Feeder

Like many people, I’ve established a bird feeding station outside my kitchen window. It is a source of joy and inspiration and I do what I can to invite a variety of birds into my winter landscape. I understand the gritty challenges of day to day survival they face and I admire them for it. It’s a win-win situation. I provide food water and shelter and they teach me about life.....

Nine Birds and the Art of Living

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Garden Paths

Garden paths are central in any good landscape design. Paths link the house to all other elements whether they are garden beds or outbuildings, grape arbors or garden follies. As Fletcher Steele, an influential American garden designer, once wrote, “Beds and decoration are but to enhance the path… Paths play an important part in giving character to the garden.” ... Read More