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Category Archives: Architecture

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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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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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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When the choice is between concrete and real stone.

February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Architecture, Garden Plans, New Products | 0 Comments |

Mid-century simplicity + patio to match Problem: How to create a clean modular look for a large hard-surface patio amid a sprawling woodland garden —and a carefully restored mid-century house— deserving a patio and garden design that echoed its style and simple grace. The space is viewed from indoors, intended for relaxing, dining, and as […]

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