While many want to enjoy the benefits of a garden, the regular maintenance and grooming required can often be an unwelcome uphill battle. To combat this common problem, we recommend a low-maintenance perennial garden. So, why are perennials such a perfect choice for a flower garden? I love how they return each year to deliver healthy […]
Archives for April 2015
It’s no wonder why designers everywhere are creating spa-like environments in their client’s interior and exterior spaces. Spas provide experiences that are so relaxing and beneficial to your health that they are sought after by homeowners who want to recreate that experience in the comfort of their own homes. When we made the decision to […]
At a typical home, rainwater gushes out of the downspout, across the lawn, into the street, and down a storm drain — never to be thought of by the homeowner again. What they’re probably not considering is pollution from storm drains is dumped into local streams, rivers, and bays. The clever few take rainfall and build […]
The tale of Toad Hall is steeped in folklore. Toad Hall is a 32-acre residential property located in a magnificent valley in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. The property boasts historic log structures, a passageway barn, a writer’s cottage, a stone bank barn, and a potting shed. When it came time to design the landscape, the owners turned to our team here […]
A well-designed landscape complements the home while blending it into the natural surroundings. The best way to ensure a landscape design that enhances property value is to take cues from the home’s architectural style. Each architectural style is associated with building materials that can become the foundation for a fantastic landscape design. Whether it’s a combination of brick and wood […]
A collection of my ideas and inspirations about miniature gardens…as featured on Houzz: Miniature Gardens
My first book features the original garden books and illustrations from medieval times to the 1800s. If you’re an Anglophile – this book is for you! Order it here for $20.
Location, location, location. It’s the single-most important factor in real estate, not only because of proximity to work, schools and other requisites, but because of the natural views and surroundings. What many do not consider, however, that location can be a pretense. With the right landscaping, you can build in your own views to enjoy […]
Join me for a workshop on April 24 and again on May 15 – learn how to design a sustainable garden. Click here for more information – and to buy your tickets.
Right On, Mother Earth News Fair. From planetary awareness in 1970’s, to being the most hip and cool thing in sustainable home environments today, you rock! This weekend, 18-20,000 showed up in Asheville NC for 2 days of back-to-back lectures about sustainable living and all its components: permaculture/sustainable gardening, housing alternatives, energy efficient cars and really, really good […]