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Farm House Meadow & Borders

Farm House Meadow & Borders

Posted on Jul 21, 2019 | 0 comments

Year two: The pollinator wildflower meadow is taking off while the house gardens fill in.The two gardens share some of the same plants so they connect visually and create a sense of abundance.These are happy gardens.                   The meadow is wilder and seemly more randomly planted. The really tall prairie...

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Decluttering Your Garden

Decluttering Your Garden

Posted on May 4, 2019 | 0 comments

Marie Kondo’s method for decluttering your house works for your garden too. While Reading her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  I realized I’ve been using my own version for decades for designing landscapes, coaching gardeners, and teaching classes. Turns out that the word “clutter” easily replaces the word ...

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Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Modern Farmhouse Gardens

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 | 0 comments

The style, Modern Farmhouse, could be described as a mix of old and new. Textures, comfort, natural materials from antique to industrial, yet spare on accessories describes both the interior design and  landscape design style. Wooden arbors, regional stone used for fieldstone steps and walls, and contemporary planters create the elements. Plant color...

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Quick Fall Harvest/Halloween Containers

Quick Fall Harvest/Halloween Containers

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 | 0 comments

Welcoming Fall Harvest Entry Container Arrangements That frosty morning “did in” the flowering annuals in my front containers. I had procrastinated and now dead leaves greeted me. Time to make fall themed containers! The Containers You See are Quickly Made. You can fill your fall and winter containers with branches found in your yard (or the...

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Flower Portraits

Flower Portraits

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Flowers draw us in. Closer, so we can see the details and enjoy our senses awakening. These flower portraits share what I see. The textural variation of color, form, light, and shadow pleases our tactile and visual senses. Fragrance, birdsong and leaf rustle, activate smell and hearing. If you eat the daylilies, taste. The following flower portraits...

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Making a Dream (Plan) Real

Making a Dream (Plan) Real

Posted on May 2, 2018 | 0 comments

The dream starts at the first client meeting. And the landscape plan maps it. Then the installation begins to make the dream real. Below are some images from a landscape I’m working with. Last fall we constructed a curving perimeter stone wall with an arbor entry and installed the Knoll and Rock Sitting Gardens. Now the fieldstone steps were just...

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