Monday, December 6, 2010

Small Spaces:: addressing grade and reclaiming space

terracing what we used to be a muddy slippery slope

framing out the 'upper' grassy play space with steel veggie planters with the dual fold purpose of keeping small children cozily up, in, and within sight!

Entry to the upper grass space to the front door

alternate view from opposite end

sweet, sweet salvia within the surrounding garden

face if rock and steel

a lovely visitor, one of many!

simple Bouldin re-do:: in the back

Defining and shaping the back as one larger gravel area, stepping into a very simple graveled nook within the garden

Using what you have:: we removed old rickety handrails and opened up this deck space on both sides to access the surrounding space, resuing what we could

walk through and separation of upper and lower space---within such a small space, simply, allowing for multiple areas to hang with the family

framing out and retaining garden space

Saturday, June 19, 2010

made in the shade

curvy outdoor living

grill space

vine support

built in splash pool with drain

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

dead of winter to.... SUMMER LOVE


joy filled...

ecstatically happy grassy green steps

....updated from winter grass look

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

happy GLORIOUS spring, truly a special one!

tangerine crossvine on steel trellis

will flemming yaupon-- in bloom!

bottlebrush tree

gopher plant

Japanese maple, flowering!

Just SOME flowering plants in our gardens that I'm in love with---all deserving tons of exclamatory!! It's just all so incredibly gorgeous right now...

Monday, March 8, 2010

sticks and stones...and local limestone

rock as edging--working with the existing aggregate (repurposing = less waste & trash) to create rock borders, outlines that frame out existing surface, redefining the remaining space, expanding pathways, creating garden space... with plantings and garden views to come this Spring

love me some winter grasses....

I really, really DO...untamed & uncut---doing their natural thing, just as they should

Monday, January 18, 2010

details::to play and love in

:::doggie night frolick


:::lovely aloes

:::steps and pillars, view 1

:::stepping out, view 2

:::tiers and levels (winter lawn)


:::steel in it's natural glory