Mid-Century Woodland Garden

Mid-Century Woodland Garden

A beautiful house with history and modern lines, a stand of old mature fir trees, and wonderful clients, what more could a designer ask for? This lovely home was remodeled and updated about 6 years ago. Built many years ago without permits it was a definite challenge....
Garden Design Primer: Scale

Garden Design Primer: Scale

Designing a garden can be tricky and every project is different. There is simply no cookie cutter approach to garden design. Each client comes with different needs, tastes, and property. What to know a secret? One of the hardest things to design is a blank slate. No...
Designer’s Challenge: Pond Planting

Designer’s Challenge: Pond Planting

Gardening is not a static thing but always evolving and changing. Sometimes aspects of the garden present themselves as challenges when least expected. Often planning and planting go hand in hand but situations change and the plan needs to be improved upon. My Koi...
In Search of Shade

In Search of Shade

Not surprising I suppose, most people in Washington State don’t have to worry about too much sun. Most lots are shady with many native trees which usually provides a place with enough shade to have a shade garden. As Robert Jones recently said ‘Shade plants are the...
Garden Design: Vegetables

Garden Design: Vegetables

There are times when I wonder if other designers get to design and plant vegetable gardens. I feel lucky that way! Recently I got to design and plant a veg garden for clients who only come in during the summer.Obviously without year round residents a fence is needed....

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