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Category Archives: Garden Plans

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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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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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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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 24th, 2011 | Posted in Art, Artists Gardens, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

An Original Sense of Place The gardener that strives for an original sense of place can find inspiration from the artist’s garden. Many artists have moved among a variety of mediums, and for those lucky enough to have outdoor space, landscape naturally becomes one of them. I have noted these kinds of gardens through the […]

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(Garden) Planning Ahead

February 9th, 2011 | Posted in Garden Plans, Think Spring | 0 Comments |

Inspiring garden-wise activities The sun is trying to tell me something today… It’s time to plan inspiring garden-wise activities for the month of March, a most likely snowy month here in Minnesota, yet filled with promise. Everyone’s favorite garden center (mine for sure)—Tangletown Gardens, is offering free seminars. Five topics, in early March to early April. […]

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