Archive for the 'color' Category
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Overnight the fall coloration seems to have intensified remarkably: click photos for humongous version Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ from seed Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ from seed, closeup Acer buergerianum, Trident Maple Acer buergerianum, Trident Maple closeup Fothergilla gardenii x major ‘Mount Airy’, to the left is Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’, behind is Cotinus coggygria ‘Golden Spirit’ Viburnum [...]
For riotous fall color, it’s hard to beat our own charming little native understory tree, Sassafras albidum: I love this tree and try to conserve it whenever I find it growing naturally in a client’s landscape. photo by Dendroica cerulea
Several weeks ago one of my designs caught the eye of Michelle Gervais, an editor at Fine Gardening. We had a fun exchange of tweets and emails about various aspects of the design– especially the eye-popping colors of the furniture, which she loves– and she was kind enough to ask me to submit a few [...]
The patio space is shaping up… While I certainly do wish the budget allowed for a complete garden design now, what has been done is completely charming and fun, this promises to be one of my favorite projects of the year for sure. Hopefully soon we can complete the transformation!
Is it simply hubris, or just plain styoopid to put forward my design skills to this next client, a talented and charming Interior Designer and rowhouse owner? What could I possibly contribute in terms of style and composition to her home’s exterior that she hasn’t already considered and/or implemented? Well, as it turns out, I’m [...]
(client photo) Another lovely old townhouse in Old Town Alexandria for me to design. I love working in this area for many reasons– of course, the historic aspect of Old Town is reason enough, but the architecture and the detail in this neighborhood is positively charming. The brick is fabulous! Seen above is the project [...]
This week in the garden: Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ Forest Pansy is a lovely red-leaved variety of our charming Redbud Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’ The newly emerging leaves are like miniature versions of the fully matured leaves, apple green and thinner though… Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ One of my favorite Magnolias, the best yellow I think– not [...]