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How to Create a Healing Garden

Posted by Paul Popoff on 3/27/20 11:56 AM

Create a perfect escape in your own backyard!

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Nothing feels better than being able to escape to a place that makes you feel at peace and happy, especially right now with everything going on around the world and in our state. With people spending more time at home, there has never been a more perfect time to create your own peaceful place to escape from it all. Studies have shown that being around trees improves overall life satisfaction! Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing trees for over 25 years in our community and we will show you how to create your personal healing garden and help you improve your mood!

Proper placement of trees in your landscape not only help you create your own personal escape but will also helps to increase your home’s value by up to 28%. Having experts like those at Moon Valley Nurseries help you plan out your landscape is the first step in creating your personal, private healing garden.

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Start with trees to create a secluded feel such as a Hollywood Hedge, so named because of their use by Hollywood’s elite. Perfect for Texas are Japanese Blueberry, Carolina Cherry or Wax Leaf Privet are perfect to accomplish this goal. Accent these with flowering trees that come in many different colors and branching structure. This will bring you many different views and aromas that will enhance your spirits. Trees such as Crape Myrtle, Hong Kong Orchid, Oleander, Magnolia, Tipu, and Bottle Brush are all perfect additions to nearly any landscape.




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Next, add in some fruit and citrus trees to create an edible and sustainable landscape. Not only do these trees produce excellent fruit but they have beautiful flowers and aroma in early spring. Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing our very own custom citrus for over 25 years. We have perfected the growing methods over time and guarantee the best tasting fruit available.





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Now that you have all your beautiful trees designed into your landscape, accent these with palms. With the blowing winds, palm tree fronds create a beautiful sound and add elegance to any landscape style. Use smaller palms around your trees for accent such as Pygmy Date Palms, Sago Palms, and younger Mediterranean Palms. Taller palms such as the Piru Queen Palm, Windmill Palm, and King Piru Palm will give you different colors and textures filling out your healing garden.




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Finish off your new healing garden with plants that will attract beautiful wildlife such as butterflies, hummingbirds and ladybugs. Moon Valley Nurseries has many  different trumpet style flowers such as the beautiful reddish orange of the cape honeysuckle, orange jubilee, lantana, hibiscus, cape plumbago and so much more. Planting shrubs of varying heights and colors give a serene, peaceful feeling while adding pops of color throughout your landscape. Using pottery and containers is perfect for placing these colorful plants on and around patios and sitting areas.








There has never been a better time than now to refresh your landscape and create that dream yard you’ve always wanted. Create a fun, relaxing, tranquil space to escape from the day to day chaos. A space that you and your entire family can safely enjoy while getting healing benefits both physically and mentally. Stop by any local Moon Valley Nurseries farm and enjoy the fresh air and open spaces and get your project started today. We also welcome phone calls; FaceTime consultations, or you can chat with our experts from the comfort of your own home! Help us and keep our local communities growing while supporting a locally owned business.

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