Land Speak

At a client’s holiday party at their farm, I met one of their neighbors. She asked me how I knew the host and hostess. When I told her that I was their landscape designer, she complemented me by saying how much she liked what I had done and asked if I would come and look at her place. This type of thing happens at a parties.

In further conversation, the subject came up about where I lived and worked. When I told her, she looked surprised and asked, “That’s so suburban, how did you know what to do with this property?” My answer was, “I love the land. I listen to what my clients say, but I also listen to the land, it has stories to tell.” She smiled and said, “I do too, I love my land. When I lived in the town next to yours for 20 years or so, I hated it, I couldn’t see the sky.” We made a date to meet in February.

Here are some photos of the ongoing project from the story above.

JB+Driveway+Entrance Land Speak
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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: Creative Process, Gardens, sustainable landscapes

3 Responses to Land Speak

  1. My Mother's Garden says:

    Wow! Really stunning landscaping. I like all the layers, textures and colors you created.

  2. Lynn Wilhelm says:

    Love the last photo. That yellow flowered plant looks for all the world like a yellow Baptisia. But it’s blooming so late (at least late for NC where I am). What is it?
    Lynn

  3. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    It’s Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Sommersonne’ if memory serves…

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