Friday, August 14, 2009

Patio staging with Design Matters Home

Here are some photos of the patio staging we did last week. The lofts have great views, so the challenge was to create a space that was integrated with the natural views and a comfortable urban feel. These photos were taken by Matt Angiono at Epic Light Photography. We decided to use Aspen trees for how they move in the breeze and blend nicely with the ornamental grasses. We also choose flowers that were blooming now until frost. Staging is not about long term planning and that was definitely a change from landscape design. Design Matters Home did a great job on the interiors and were a pleasure to work with. What a great team!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Updating original juniper planting at a townhome

Low water requirement, shade loving plants provide an easy maintenance and aesthetically pleasing look. After the removal of an overgrown juniper which encroached on the sidewalk, more appropriate plantings for the size of the space were added.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Small project with a big impact.

We focused on three goals on this project: curved bed lines, more color, and softer feel. We removed a lot of the rock, expanded the bed lines to have a soft fluid feel, and smart perennial placements to add color, texture, and screening. This front yard, although small, makes a huge impact.

Perennials along the fenceline.

Removing the rock and adding perennials and grasses spiced up the curb appeal of this place! I am excited to see it next year when the plants are established. The new color and textures really pop.

Addition of plants, color, and curves to a small front yard.

The space next to the front porch felt too open and needed to have a more cozy feel. The Buckthorns provide a softness and a barrier encloses the porch with out making it feel too closed in. Adding the mockorange on the corner will provide a great fragrance in the spring while sitting and enjoying the afternoon.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

An Interview by the Boulder Food Examiner

I was contacted this week to do an interview with Stacey Rose for her week long focus on gardening.  Her bio reads 'As a life-long foodie who endeavors to bring culinary flair to the common cook, Stacey Rose has traveled far and wide to build her recipe repertoire, learn the latest in food trends and fads, and find exotic flavors to spice up the ordinary plate.' A perfect combination to my focus as a person who loves to grow her own food, buy fresh local food and integrate edibles into any landscape.  This year is the first year that most of my clients want to add a vegetable garden to their landscape design! Click here read the first part of the interview.  Enjoy the week with Stacey and helpful gardening tips!