Monthly Archives: February 2008

#5–Scheduling the Masses–Mansion in May

Yesterday I met with the primary contractor for the showhouse project, Frank Scheppe. Frank has been building projects with me for the past two years. His work is flawless and we’ve been able to complete some very complex projects together. … Read more

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LABELS: Designer Showhouses, Landscape Design, Scothigh Farm, turf steps Leave a comment

#4–Plants and Problems

I’ve done a quick CAD color rendering to try and approximate the quantities of plants that I will need to order in the next few weeks. It’s difficult since I really have no idea what lies beneath the surface stones, … Read more

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LABELS: cad, Landscape Design, Planting Design, rock work, sustainable landscapes 2 Comments

Why Green? An Opinionated Viewpoint

This time last year I was getting ready to attend the 2007 Association of Professional Landscape Designers annual conference. Held in Southern California, the 10 day visit began a transformation about the way I think about landscape design–although it has … Read more

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LABELS: California, green, Landscape Design, sustainable landscapes 1 Comment

#2–Conceptual Plan

I’ve shown a conceptual plan of the Rockery below. It doesn’t show all of the detail since many of the decisions have to be made on site. Basically, the 60 x 30 pile will be bisected with boulders removed from … Read more

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#1–Showhouse Season

For the past month, in between winter design work, I’ve been preparing a show house garden. This biennial charity event, The Mansion in May, is a big deal in my neck of the woods and interior designers and landscape designers/architects … Read more

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LABELS: Designer Showhouses, Landscape Design, Mansion in May 1 Comment