What is Naturescaping?
Naturescaping is a holistic approach to gardening and landscape design that brings you the best of every world.
By partnering with the systems that keep wild places functioning without any input from us, you can enjoy a landscape that’s beautiful and, as it matures, largely takes care of itself – especially when compared to more traditional methods of gardening.
What’s more, you can contribute to the health of your ecosystem (and, by extension, of the planet at large) by supporting pollinators, preserving biodiversity, protecting your watershed, and more . . . all while enjoying a nurturing setting to relax and rejuvenate in.
It doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be frustrating. It doesn’t have to be expensive.
It does take some patience. It does ask you to cultivate the art of observation and to be open to happy accidents. And it invites you to view your garden as a collaborator.
To illustrate the concept, the photo above was taken on a trip down Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap. Nobody planted those trees, flowers, or grasses. They’re there simply because the site gives them exactly what they need to thrive.
But to my eye, they make a beautiful picture. Maybe remove the tree in the right foreground. Add a path and a clearing, with some seating where you can settle down to relax with a cup of tea. Right there, you’ve got the makings of a garden.
You with me?
I’m so glad! Come on in . . .