Archive for the 'commercial landscape design' Category
Keeping up with social media and green•eye•design’s other pages around the Internet, sometimes updates and posts here become neglected. To change all that, here are some recent drawings and work: As always, click the image to embiggen Another client in Great Falls: A commercial space in McLean, VA: This is something to pin up and [...]
Several months ago I began discussing with The Virginia Hospital Center the possibility of designing several planting areas scattered around the hospital grounds, difficult, high traffic or neglected areas of opportunity. During the course of those conversations we were offered a fabulous opportunity: Develop & design a new outdoor space at the confluence of three [...]
One of the administrators kindly sent me a photo of this garden, designed a number of years ago for a small private school in Northern Virginia, looking splendid in summer: I thoroughly enjoyed designing this space, including the stone benches, which I sketched from scratch and had hand carved.
Anyone connected to gardening, the plant trade, landscape design, and ornamental horticulture knows the name of Michael Dirr. Dr. Dirr’s books are a must have for any serious gardener, in my opinion– so when his Tree & Shrub Finder came out a number of years ago in CD-ROM, I knew I had to have it. [...]
Although their website is sorely lacking in aesthetics, the containers certainly are not. I was introduced to Duracraft garden planters through a good friend (and excellent designer) Jason Dengler of Wildwood Landscapes. Let’s be honest; the vast majority of ‘fake’ planters and outdoor containers look just that: Fake. Fiberglass, blown plastic, various concrete castings, they [...]
The school’s photographer very kindly sent some photos of my garden design (the statuary was added later). The benches are my design, I’m very pleased how they turned out: (click photos for humongous version)
After my weekly business networking meeting I headed over for a full day of landscape restoration on the grounds of The National Wildlife Foundation‘s headquarters in Reston, VA. Arriving early, I was met with an army of organizers and support already on site and raring to go. Clearly, a great number of people did an [...]
Recently I was approached by Albert Short, President of Harmony Ponds in Fairfax, VA. Harmony Ponds is one of the premier water feature design/build/maintain firms in the Midatlantic region; Al’s projects include the fountains and other water features for the largest expansion to date of the Virginia Museum in Richmond, as well as the Martin [...]
IMG_3081, originally uploaded by greeneyedesignllc. A pretty picture is always nice to have; here is one I made for the clients at The Settlement Group. Heavyweight trace, pen & ink, colored pencils, Copic markers, graphite pauche on the reverse.
Recently the owner of The Settlement Group approached me to address a– how should I describe this charitably– woefully neglected exterior for one of their branch locations in McLean, VA. Around the backside is even worse, with two enormous cracking Bradford Pears leaning out precariously over the old drive-through roof, broken and pruned branches from [...]