Creating a Spring-Friendly Home: Japanese Landscaping

Published 02/22 2014 01:27PM

Updated 02/23 2014 12:22AM

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - With the warm weather slowly approaching, it is certainly never too early to get a head start on working outside, making your home spring-friendly.

On Saturday afternoon, the Ag Heritage Center hosted a Japanese landscaping and bonsai workshop for garden-lovers.

It was a multi-sensory workshop,aimed to teach participants how to create a positve environment.

Whether it is on a windowsill, balcony or in a yard, professional gardeners say filling empty space with Asian landscaping can bring beauty and calmness in a garden.

"There are things we can incorporate; the symbolism, the simplicity, the idea of reducing the scale and having something of year-round interest," says Sylvia Areme, volunteer master gardener.

Master gardeners are community volunteers who support Penn State Cooperate Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.


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