My Garden Designs

Colored Computer Generated Designs

June 8th, 2014

**NEW SERVICE** I will now be using colour to enhance my landscape drawings! This is to help my customers better visualize their new yard.   Sometimes a little colour goes a long way! Contact me to find out more.    

Gardening By Observing

April 15th, 2014

Even if you’re as passionate about your garden as my loyal customer, Donna George, it doesn’t mean you have to go it all alone.  I’m happy to welcome Donna as a guest author. Donna is a retired gardening enthusiast or as I affectionately call her, “my gardening from the deck lady”.  She shares with you …Read more

A Tale of Two Vines – The Quest To Cover The Fence!

April 12th, 2014

One of the most common requests I get when visiting a customer is what will grow on my fence? Well I know firsthand that both popular vines, Boston Ivy and Virginia Creeper, will cover the fence nicely and without the need for trellises to boot! I have both in my back yard that is surrounded …Read more

Easy Ways To A Trendy Backyard With The Help Of These Tips

March 4th, 2014

One of the new trends I’ve noticed has been designing gardens that remove all or most of the lawn in my customer’s back yards. This has involved enlarging the gardens and adding or expanding a patio. This has created better use of the yard and made for an increased living space that is almost stress …Read more

Great Landscapes Start With A Plan

December 3rd, 2013

The below photos illustrate the importance of getting a plan early. I first visited this garden in February as the homeowners wanted to start a plan for outside while the inside was undergoing a renovation and addition. A design was done late spring and installed late summer when we would no longer be in the …Read more

Creative Improvements Transform A Walkway At The Side Of A House

August 27th, 2013

Before and after photos of a walkway at the side of a house.   BEFORE:   AFTER:  

The Benefits To A Landscape Design Plan

February 5th, 2013

One of the benefits to a Landscape Design Plan is how it allows homeowners to break the work into stages over time.   In this case we started with a blank canvas of a very square fenced in yard in 2008. The home owners invested in a very large blue spruce and round square cut …Read more

Summer And Winter Views Of A Brand New Front Yard

January 29th, 2013

 

Winter Garden

January 24th, 2013

See how with just a little snow you can notice the different forms and textures in the garden?               Some of the plants to note are a small ornamental weeping white pine, the winter interest of Karl Foerstor Ornamental grass, a large mature blue spruce is in the background. …Read more

A Trip to Bali

October 6th, 2012

One of my most exciting clients this past season had just gotten back from a trip to Bali. In our initial phone conversation she mentioned her trip and informed me that she was so inspired by their landscapes that she wanted to transform her back into a “feel of Bali” She was wanting to remove …Read more