Dancing Peacock

Japanese Maples are addictive. They are interesting in form, leaf color in spring, summer and fall, and of course bark. I have over 30 selections at Acorn Hill. A favorite in fall is Dancing Peacock, Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’. Depending on the weather, the leaves will … Continue readingDancing Peacock

Montford Cottage

This is the summer place of a couple from Florida.  The sweet husband commissioned this rendering for his wife’s birthday.


A wonderful woman wanted to create a sacred garden space in memory of her husband.  We made this garden as a place of peace and remembrance.  It is a walk she takes every day. From the drawing you can see that we created a level … Continue readingLabyrinth

Summer House Garden

I designed this garden around an existing pond and the homeowner, a builder, built the summer house from my concept drawing.  The rendering was given to the property owner by his daughters.


A drawing of my sister’s garden as a keepsake when she moved.  She made this beautiful woodland garden and we spent many happy hours walking her paths.