• Fantasy Garden

    The display garden I call the “blue door garden” I saw at the Hampton Court Flower Show in London. I love the door color, but even more its invitation to enter into a wild space.  I wonder where the path would take me. The vision calls up images of the “Secret Garden”.  You remember the movie where the… Read more

  • A Favorite Chosen as Perennial of the Year

    I was delighted to read that the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) voted Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ or Golden Variegated Hakone grass as the 2009 Perennial Plant of the year. This lime-green small low growing ornamental grass lights up a shade garden and combines to create stunning plant combinations and textural compositions. I love planting it with… Read more

  • Hello world!

    Hello World! Welcome to my first Blog! I’ll be posting often and hope that you enjoy! I’m calling this blog–a garden maker’s notes. Fletcher Steele first coined the term and as a designer I prefer it as well. Look for a variety of topics relating to Landscape Design. Best, Maria Read more