Thursday, March 23, 2006


Wednesday, March 22, 2006


When new clients ask who I am and what I do, I always have to pause and think. I'm a big believer in the idea that we are more than just what we do for a living, even if it is something we're intensely passionate about. I also have a hard time putting other people in 'boxes', and that includes myself as well. So on a basic level, I'm a designer and a gardener.
But one could also say I'm a land artist, a naturalist, a modernist, a photographer, a problem get the idea. As a designer, it is my responsibility to create responsible and conscious spaces that echo the client's vision and fantasies; but as designers we are also contorting reality: gardens are really another kind of visual theatre. What makes these endeavors successful on any level is that I am pulling not just from my experience in my industry, but from history, art, architecture, nature, the eco movement, etc. All these elements shape the gardens I design, and whether modern or classic in style, inspiration is recycled through drafting paper and pencil.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

before and after II

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

before and after

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Monday, March 06, 2006


Wednesday, March 01, 2006


My recent last getaway before the big spring push was to Colorado: amazing land of contrasts and endless sky.
The arid landscape there is a challenge for those in the landscape industry, where the driving factor behind design is resource conservation: water-land-energy. But these limiting factors often result in studies of striking simplicity: massed plantings of drought-tolerant grasses, junipers, and the native Pinus aristata.