Jos has a time consuming job and he insists on spending a portion of his free time fishing. Whatever time is left over is spent in the garden, grooming and cleaning.
A beautiful waterfall in late September One of the points of profit associated with being a landscape artist, designer, and installer only shows up after a few years. On Friday, September23, I was delivering some pine straw to the Maire house where I had done some extensive work. Urs likes to touch up his pine […]
A garden visit and Dealing with a stump from a blown over tree “Oh, My God, the wind is doing something weird. The trees are dancing through the sky, There comes a tree top into the middle of the back yard. This is scary!!!” It was April 27, 2011, a little after eight in the morning. […]
Living and Giving—A beautiful plant shop in Rome, Georgia. NOTE: This is a good and popular article but Living and Giving has moved down the street. A more recent article can be found here: I had been in Living and Giving a number of times—to do some shopping, make a delivery, maybe to visit or […]
A “no maintenance” front yard and a prepositional walk on a Tennessee mountain top. Almost every time I discuss a yard design with a new client, they immediately mention ‘low maintenance.” I always try to explain that we can do “low maintenance”, but that there is no such thing as “no maintenance.” I have been […]
A labyrinth, a healing garden, and a chapel. Allow me to introduce Tom Schulz. Tom is a philosopher, a creative thinker, a builder, and a brilliant artist. I have paid attention to Tom’s work over the years through pictures and other correspondence. Last week I was able to visit with Tom in Charlotte, N.C. The […]
Stone walls and a designer garden My job as a landscape designer allows me to see unique situations and to meet some rather interesting people. Last Friday evening, Dekie and I drove way out on a one and a half lane road through the foothills to meet Tom Adams. Tom is an excellent gardener, a […]
A tour of a beautiful mountain garden created for a French country style house.
John visits the gentleman farmer. Bob Hicks is an very young eighty something years old with a tremendous love for the land. He is a recently retired Atlanta attorney and lives in Marietta with his lovely wife Micheline. He also has a wonderful 300 and more acre farm on the Chatooga River right outside the […]
A Redneck Garden in August Bud is proud to be a redneck. He grew up on a farm on Sand Mountain, Alabama and moved to town for work a number of years ago. One day I showed Bud some of my blog posts and he said, “Why don’t you show them folks a redneck garden?” […]