plantscape / hardscape / native
"It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances"
flagstone / brick / concrete / Trek decking
"In speaking with a colleague last week, we were discussing some new paving product being peddled by a reputable company. It has a nice-enough look and no doubt would look fine installed. Consider this though. Railroad ties and timbers were once "the thing." Remember the early concrete unit pavers? Exposed aggregate concrete with cedar decorative strips? How about segmental retaining walls? Show me one of those jobs and I can tell you when it was built. On the other hand, how about a natural stone patio? Or a walk built from traditional clay bricks? Those are timeless materials."
(Tim Thoelecke - American Academy of Landscape Design)
perennials / shrubs / grasses / groundcovers / natives
"In politics I am growing indifferent. I would like it if
I could now return to my planting and books at home."
(Ulysses S. Grant)
"All gardeners know better than other gardeners”
limestone / wood beam / precast / field boulders
"I’d like to see that dog get in here now"
sod / seed / lo - mo / groundcovers
"You might be a redneck if...you think people with grass in their lawns are uppity"
aluminum / poly / wood / horse
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn
by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."
firepits / ponds / benches / etc.
“If the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
1992 to Today
"It's got a good beat and you can dance to it"
“If the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” (Buckminster Fuller)