Garden Vignettes – Sweet Gardening

On my recent trip to San Francisco for the garden bloggers "fling" when we visited Rebecca Sweet's beautiful garden, what struck me about her design strategy was "garden vignettes", "design spotlights", and "skinny spaces". Rebecca Sweet is an innovative garden designer who lives in northern California and wrote "Garden Up-Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces". …

Healing Labyrinth – Part 2

Designing the labyrinth was interesting and fun. But now the hard work of installing it began. Preparation After locating all utilities and getting necessary covenant permission, we were ready to go. First up was removing all plant material and grading of the site with heavy equipment. It was necessary to level a space large enough for the …

Innovative Garden Design of a Small Property

The Challenge What do you do when you move from a large beautifully landscaped property that is overflowing with texture and color, to a retirement community that is populated with yews and swaths of mint? Oh, and did I mention overrun with deer? That was the tall order that I as the landscape designer had …

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