Author Archive | Katherine Ralston

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Looking at plants is good for us

Written by Katherine, Landscape Design Associate You may not always think about it, but you are probably doing something that is really good for you, every day. Here’s one I’ve been reading about lately—how directly gazing at a plant, relaxing passively in nature, or taking a walk with plants in view have profound effects on […]

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Butterflies at work in the garden

Written by Katherine, Landscape Design Associate Papilio Xuthus, Citrus Swallowtail Have you ever pollinated by hand? It’s a tedious task, best left to the experts: bees, moths, birds, bats, even the less favored wasps and flies.  Butterflies are excellent garden pollinators, for their behavior is to dart quickly between flowers.  They’ll uncurl their tongue-like proboscis […]

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