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Rambler Renew

April 26th, 2016 | Posted in Architecture, Before & After, Garden Plans, Sculpture | 0 Comments |

Before & After New Garden for Roseville Mid-Century Rambler. Stone pathways, less turf, more garden.  And picture window views of new planter and natural stone sculpture.

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American Dream

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Architecture, Before & After, Garden Plans, Trees | 0 Comments |

  Before & After New Front Garden in Edina’s Indian Hills Neighborhood. Traditional and weighted with the symbolism of the American dream, white picket fences are a classic. In this neighborhood of hills and twisting roads the new home owner felt, despite the quiet neighborhood atmosphere too close and exposed to the street.  A plan […]

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A New View

May 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Art, Before & After, Sculpture | 0 Comments |

Before & After: A New View A graphic update for standard-issue boulder walls in Wayzata, Minnesota Problem: A tree shrouding the facade, a boulder wall of disproportionate size to the house, and a desire by the owners to have the front of this contemporary home match the scale and detailed design of the rear pool […]

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Lan Su Chinese Garden in Winter

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Architecture, Artists Gardens, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

Vantage Points in the Garden Photographs taken on a recent winter visit to the beautifully detailed Lan Su Chinese Garden, formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. More than 400 species of trees, orchids, water plants, perennials, bamboos, and unusual shrubs. The dominant feature is the artificial Lake Zither at the center of the garden. This garden contains all the […]

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Before & After: A Courtyard Garden

February 8th, 2013 | Posted in Before & After, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

As one enters the courtyard the sound of water bubbles up playfully from the new fountain setting the tone in this cool, calm courtyard of bluestone and green geometric shapes…

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Before and after: Rooftop Garden

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Before & After, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

A Roof with a View The rooftop garden of a modernist house perched on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. For me, a landscape does not exist in it’s own right, since it’s appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life— the light and air which vary continually. For me, it […]

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Artists Gardens Robert Dash

April 10th, 2011 | Posted in Artists Gardens, Think Spring | 0 Comments |

Madoo: A Painter’s Garden Robert Dash’s garden, now the Madoo Conservancy, at the far end of Long Island, NY, has appeared in many books and magazine articles. A place of pilgrimage from Christopher Lloyd to Rosemary Verey, as well as thousands of garden tourists. Maddo (old scots for “My Dove”, symbol of peace and contentment) […]

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Drive-by Gardens

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in Drive-by Gardens, Think Spring | 0 Comments |

I have been taking photos of gardens I admire when I’m out and about in different neighborhoods across the city, and I thought I’d start to post some of them. Some are formal, some simple, some quirky. What they all have in common is an openness to the street that invites one to look and […]

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Before and After

March 25th, 2011 | Posted in Before & After, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

Mediterranean cottage garden First phase of project merges the architecture into the landscape…

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Enter HERE

March 15th, 2011 | Posted in Architecture, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

Enhancing the Sense of Arrival Simple elements that trigger a unique sense of place; beautifully painted doors, subtle lighting, detailed plantings. Mental images come to mind of a sampling of significant thresholds; the multi-colored splendor of San Francisco’s Victorian houses; the bright Georgian doors of Dublin; sun-bleached wooden doorways of the warmer zones; London’s graphic […]

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Artists Gardens

February 26th, 2011 | Posted in Architecture, Art, Artists Gardens, Sculpture | 0 Comments |

Derek Jarman: Prospect Cottage The other worldliness that is filmmaker Derek Jarman’s garden at Dungeness Totemic sculptures, industrial objet trouvé, pebbles and flotsam encircle this humble fisherman’s cottage surrounded by bright poppies, marigolds, irises and dog roses all thriving next to sea kale, santolina, and cotton lavender.  Here’s a detailed description of the garden and the […]

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Walking the Labyrinth

May 1st, 2014 | Posted in Garden Plans, Nature, Sculpture | 0 Comments |

Walking the Labyrinth: the path to the center and out again. … a metaphor for the journey of life A practitioner of healing arts in multiple alternative modalities Merry Witty’s focus, and dreams for people, is that they receive healing and understanding in many areas beyond the physical, to assist and move well beyond traditional limitations. By restoring […]

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Octobers Doorways

October 18th, 2013 | Posted in Autumn Color, Drive-by Gardens | 0 Comments |

Spooks in the garden Photographs taken on a Halloween afternoon in Lincoln Park, Chicago                  

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