You're probably thinking this blog is going to talk all about why landscaping is a great investment and how wonderful it will look. But it's really all about actual landscaping rocks. Rocks can be incorporated into landscape design ideas in many ways, adding texture or functionality. Take … Read More
Summer is in full swing, and with July 4th quickly approaching, we're thinking outdoor living spaces, barbecues, and beautiful fireworks! What better way than to celebrate the national holiday than by relaxing on your flagstone patio, grilling, and kicking back with family and friends?
Flagstone is a popular … Read More
As you consider building or improving on your outdoor living spaces, remember that outdoor lighting is an essential part of the landscape. Outdoor lighting creates a “Wow!” factor when done correctly. Creating focal points and “layering” lighting can drastically change the impact of one’s property once the … Read More
Did you know that you can plant annual flowers within your vegetable garden?
For so long, gardeners have kept the two separate. It used to be that vegetable gardens were placed in a back corner of the yard, out of sight, while annual flowerbeds occupied the high profile … Read More
Photo: Roger Foley
A local boy, James van Sweden was born in Baltimore, MD and spent much of his career in landscape architecture in Washington, DC. His dream was to lead the revolution against the modern American landscape. Rather than large expanses of lawn and simple foundation plantings, … Read More
A garden in western Ireland by Piet Oudolf. Image: Piet Oudolf: Landscapes in Landscapes
Piet Oudolf, a Dutch landscape designer, truly has a vision for natural landscape. A nurseryman at heart, Oudolf has an impeccable eye for quality plant material. Combining his vision and eye has allowed him to … Read More
Michael Van Valkenburgh is an American landscape architect who has had the pleasure of working on a variety of projects across the globe. His designs include everything from public parks to private gardens, all influenced by his upbringing in an agricultural setting on a dairy farm. He … Read More
By Botteville (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
"The landscape as a stage set for human drama
-- the choreography of serendipity --
is at the core of what Mr. Halprin, the tribal elder of American
landscape architecture, has been creating for more than 50 years."
- Patricia Leigh Brown "For … Read More