When I first visited this property in 2011, I was amazed at the grass-covered slopes in both the front and back of this house. The mowing of these slopes (by the homeowners) was surely a circus act and bound to end in tragedy. I got … Continue readingA Garden of Slopes: Before & After
See a landscape go from nice to knockout before your eyes! From blah … to beautiful! From extreme … to effortless! From wanting … to wonderful!
Starting from scratch is fun! This brand new garden has lots of interesting conifers for year-round color, some beautiful Japanese Maples and a boulder wall with a seat. Stone steps make for easy walking from front to back, and along the way there are stone … Continue readingNew Construction in East Asheville
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
A pond with a Summer House and Garden around it! I was asked to create a space at this homeowner’s pond that would bring people down to hang out. Since the owner is a builder, I developed concept drawings for the Summer House based loosely on … Continue readingWhat’s nicer than a Pond?
This has got to be my favorite garden that I’ve designed. I met my client at her new homesite that was nothing but mud and building equipment. She handed me a list of plants to use that she had dug from her former garden and … Continue readingCollector’s Garden
When I met this wonderful sculptor, already in her 80’s, I could not believe her positive and progressive attitude. She had run out of sun from her ever- expanding tree canopy and wanted to do something with her last bit of full sun. So we … Continue readingTear up the Grass!
When we finished my friend and scultper’s front garden, she said “What’s next?” We looked at the space and pondered a while. It was her raised bed area before the space became too shady. Since she shapes clay, I thought it would be fun to … Continue reading∞ Infinity Garden