Archive for the 'Garden design' Category
So I was very happy to learn that the residential clients for the project on Elmwood Avenue in historic Oak Park, IL wanted to move forward before things got really cold (and the ground unworkable). These past few weeks have been controlled insanity as a major renovation/addition project is ongoing at the house, so what’s [...]
formal, originally uploaded by greeneyedesignllc. conceptual early sketch
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)
cucinellij_BACK1flickr, originally uploaded by greeneyedesignllc. The design is beginning to take a fuller shape.
One challenge I’ve faced in graphically representing all aspects of a woodland design is the groundplain, which is often heavily layered with colonizing bulbs, perennials, groundcovers, and ephemerals. In the past I’ve done trace overlays, weird or awkward (to me) ‘maps’ with keys explaining what goes where, CAD drawings with all other layers turned off [...]
(History of this space & design) Beginnings of the front bed which is enclosed by the semicircular driveway. There are a myriad of further layers of planting and textures to consider, most notably perennial choices, annual displays and compositions, containers, and sculptural elements (art, water features, etc.). click the image for humongous version closeup I [...]
This lovely, priceless home is an authentic Queen Anne style house in Catonsville Md, where it sits among other German-influenced Victorian houses on generous lots. I basically threw myself at the owner in a bid to design the space and he was kind enough to agree. The house has an interesting history; just one family [...]
(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 [...]
One of my more fulfilling projects has been helping to develop this small private school’s landscape master plan. My alma mater, I was especially pleased when they saw fit to accept our son as a kindergartner. The school has undergone tremendous growth since I was a student there– after huge expansions and renovations, the newly [...]
Feeling overwhelmed in your landscape? Not to turn the screws a little tighter, but reflect on the photo below: That’s the private landscape crew of Dumbarton Oaks back when it was a private residence– of Robert Woods Bliss (1875-1962) and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss (1875-1969). Must be nice, eh?