According to Johnsen, “dappled shade” is one of the most preferred outdoor settings. “This allee of olive trees in Lotusland in Santa Barbara, California, evokes the quiet play of light under a lightly shaded canopy,” she says. “Scientists have found our blood pressure drops and muscle tensions ease when we are near trees or even look at them.”
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Add color to enamelware with floating fern (Salvinia minima) and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), an easy-to-grow water plant. Details and more ideas for water gardens: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/container/easy-container-water-gardens/?page=9
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