by JoAnne Skelly

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July 24, 2012
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Borrowing surroundings to enhance your landscape

My friend Lacy introduced me to the "borrowed landscape." She said the term means a person pulls in the surrounding environment as part of landscape design. The idea is to borrow from outside your space to enhance what you have. Lacy's friend from Japan shared that "Shakkei" or "borrowed scenery" honors the relationship of the garden to what is around it.

Exploring this concept, I found that the borrowed garden is a useful tool to maximize a space. Using views, plants, trees and other assets around your home and property can enhance a landscape. An easy way to do this …

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