Archive for the 'container gardening' Category
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Just checking in with one of my favorite clients this week, I see that the containers and patio are really looking lovely: I can’t wait to implement a proper garden design for the garden space itself, in the meantime the inherited plants and of course the containers (which I designed and planted in) are keeping [...]
You guys might recall my swooning over the prospect of owning a small, deliciously wonderful terrestrial orchid known as ‘Egret Flower’, Habenaria radiata in this post back in March (go look, I’ll wait). After receiving the tiny, currant-sized bulbules in the mail several weeks ago and potting them up, I’m happy to say that they [...]
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!
Despite the unusually chilly spring (is it Eyjafjallajokull?), design work, installations, and general landscaping has reached its typical insane pitch here at greeneyedesign central. Several weeks ago I began container designs for a new client, Fresh Lunch Catering. The owners, Matt Bressan and his irrepressible, wildly creative wife Jenn, found a wonderful new location recently [...]