Who ate the calendar?…Meaning: where on earth has the time gone?? Weren’t we just augmenting August gardens with colorful and productive annuals?? Who’d have thought that the holidays would be almost upon us and *literally* right around the corner.
Archive for the ‘Design’ Category
Arbors are a great mechanism that help one to visually and physically transition from one outdoor space to another.
It’s no secret that living space is generally at a premium in the greater Boston area. Did you know that patios are a terrific way to increase your square footage by expanding upon your outdoor living area?
Let’s face it: parking is mundane, banal, boring, bland, bromidic, tedious, trite, irksome…but oh so functional, and completely necessary for the majority of us living here in the greater Boston area.
Nothing makes me happier than encountering clever, thoughtful design in the built environment. Here are some more examples of clever design that I admire.
Nothing makes me happier than encountering clever, thoughtful design in the built environment. Design ideas that are dynamic, multifunctional AND aesthetically pleasing are definitely better than chocolate…well, almost better than chocolate…
These are some of the plants that stop me in my tracks, regardless of what I ’m doing (driving, talking on the phone with a client, heading to a meeting, walking around the neighborhood…) and persuasively beckon me to record their undeniable beauty on film.
(Cedrus atlantica glauca pendula)
Ok, so I do have a love affair with upright and uptight plants. In smaller gardens, air space needs some volume – so let’s go up. Let’s compare three similar plants today that grow tall and skinny.
I started out using Ilex crenata “Sky Pencil”. This is a Japanese Holly that looks good when you first buy it but it just can’t hack winters. It starts to lose inner branches and look flea-bitten. Out with you. (more…)