Posts made in July, 2011

Great Gets Even Better

Posted on Jul 2, 2011

Great Gets Even Better

When working together with both a general contractor and a pool contractor, the designer’s and homeowners’ vision can be brought to life.  At this home, the softscape was refreshed, unused areas now rally with gardens and a traditional pool was transformed into an extraordinary place to exercise, swim and play.                                                                                                                                                                                                        ...

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Lush Shade

Posted on Jul 2, 2011

Lush Shade

It can be challenging to find the right balance in the shade…….texture, color and maintaining the “cool” factor naturually occuring in these spaces. Adding a fountain and an assortment of shade-loving perenials, achieves the goals.                          

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Rethinking the Front Lawn

Posted on Jul 2, 2011

Rethinking the Front Lawn

A lawn space in front of this home was just that — a space.  Redefining the lawn with flagstone, a fence and softscape that moves in the breeze and offers year-round color, turned it into a private oasis that is used for relaxing and entertaining.      

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Sleep, Creep, Leap…..

Posted on Jul 1, 2011

Sleep, Creep, Leap…..

There is a saying in the world of horticulture and design, that in the first year that a new garden is planted, it sleeps; in the second year, it creeps; and in the third year, it leaps!  This is a good example of the incredible transition that takes place over the course of three growing seasons.        

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