HARD DECISIONS

There are many design decisions to be made when contemplating what paving material to use when building a patio or terrace. Picking hardscape materials can be tricky.  It’s important to know a little bit about every product so that you know what will work best for you...

LET’S TALK ABOUT DECKS

Years ago, a deck was built with one material – wood. Now there are many options that also include different types of wood!  If you get excited about design details, do not overlook the different choices of deck material. There is no right or wrong answer when it...

SEEK INSPIRATION

It’s a new year and a new start to the gardening season. As a landscape architect working in the landscape industry, I have been asked countless times “what do you do all winter?” Believe me, there is lots to do but maybe a better question is what you can do this...

MOVING FORWARD FROM THE ICE STORM

What an end to 2013!  With the countdown to Christmas in the final days, the ice storm really messed up every and all plans for the holidays. Now that everyone has survived, recovered and been reconnected; we have time to assess the damage that the storm wreaked upon...

MORE TREES PLEASE!

Trees have been used as ornamental plants as early as the Egyptians. They wrote about trees being transplanted with a ball of soil around the roots. Throughout the years and around the world, many trees were introduced to new places by trade and travel. Today these...

IS THE SUMMER REALLY OVER?

I can see snow falling through the window as I am writing. This does not make me very happy, as I feel that this summer was not nearly long enough, warm enough, or sunny enough. But this happens every year. As I look around the gardens, there are no more bright,...
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