Biophilia

Biophilia

Biophilia is defined as human’s innate love of life and the natural world; it is the wish to further growth, whether in a person, a plant, an idea, or a social group.

Our need for connection with nature is deeply rooted within our DNA, and intrinsically shared by all humankind. The theory of Biophilia, bio meaning life and philia meaning love, is supported by a growing body of scientific research, states that interacting with elements of the natural world awakens something within humans that is essential to our mental health, performance, and well being.

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Luna Landmark: Cacti on Canal

Luna Landmark: Cacti on Canal

We took the experience of camping in Big Bend National Park to the heart of New Orleans and built a cactus garden right on the iconic Canal Streetcar Line. Sounds of music, second lines and laughter fill the air in NOLA day and night. People flock to the Mississippi for a stunning view of a roaring river, and head to the French Quarter for a genuinely unique experience of culture, creativity and joy. We wanted this high traffic area to serve as a public example of what an artfully designed xeriscape can look like in the heart of Louisiana. 

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Botanical Community: Mindfulness, Creativity & Growth

Botanical Community: Mindfulness, Creativity & Growth

One of the most fascinating aspects of experiencing Big Bend is the incredible beauty on large and small scales. The intensity of the cactus blooms out in this desert is breath-taking. The brightest hues of red imaginable sharply contrast against a saturated, vibrant yellow to create what looks like a natural star placed perfectly on top of massive cacti. 

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Kokedema: Construction, Care and Styling

Kokedema: Construction, Care and Styling

Grow a Thriving String Garden

Kokedama 苔玉, translated as “moss ball”, is a variant of bonsai that has been practiced by the Japanese since 1600 AD. In a kokedama, the plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture. The plant is able to thrive while having its root system completely contained by the moss ball.

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