Category : Garden Makeovers

stacked concrete garden wall in country garden

Before and After: Country Garden Retreat on Small Budget!

stacked concrete garden wall in country garden

Before Photo I had an instant design vision for this backyard the moment I saw it. I envisioned a romantic gazebo in the corner, a new handcrafted wood fence, and a raised tumbled stone wall with a swath of Geranium…

15 Comments / 1217 View / June 3, 2008

Garden with view of the valley

Garden Makeover: Discover a View From Your Yard!

Garden with view of the valley

    I discovered an expansive view of the valley from my clients yard that must have been hidden for over 20 years!     I had a design epiphany in my client Ronda’s backyard that led to my discovering…

13 Comments / 102 View / March 28, 2008

“Neat” Edible Front Yard: Knot Garden!

“Neat” Edible Front Yard: Knot Garden!

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Edible gardens in your front yard can be a scary thought but not when you plan a structured design like a “Knot Garden!”

12 Comments / 744 View / March 20, 2008

Rocking Chair and outdoor fireplace

Garden Makeover: “Outdoor Family Room” From Wasted Space!

Rocking Chair and outdoor fireplace

  A lush, garden outdoor family room replaces an unused entry patio.   Imagine coming home to an inviting outdoor family room like this? Why go indoors at all when you can enjoy an outdoor family room with fireplace, sitting…

7 Comments / 487 View / February 20, 2008

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

Extreme Lawn Makeover…Low Water Plants Takeover!

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Extreme lawn makeovers, or "xeriscape landscaping" is the use of low water plants to save water in the landscape.   Water is a precious commodity these days and in my work as a landscape designer, I'm known for replacing  thirsty…

10 Comments / 814 View / January 30, 2008

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How To Make a “Carriage Garage Door” Look-Alike!

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When I renovated my landscape and gardens, I also treated the exterior of my house to a makeover. The garage door was especially unattractive and lacked architectural character. What I really wanted was an authentic wood carriage door to compliment…

15 Comments / 1149 View / January 7, 2008

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