4.04.2014

Conifer Gardens


 image tex-oregongarden.com

As with all garden design, form, color and texture always come into play.

 Conifer Gardens are no exception. Where some fall short is not allowing shape to be the first and main element of the design,  followed by color and then texture. 

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If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net

3.27.2014

Painting With Plants


Henri Rousseau, French, Post Impressionist, Primitive Painter

Conrad McCormick "Coast of Northern Ireland"
image via Carolyn Mullet

Landscape design an art form using plants as the medium of artistic expression.

3.20.2014

Happy Spring

anne johnson design

Wishing each and everyone a warm and sunny spring!

3.19.2014

Bloom and Bloom Again


Bloom-a-thon, Boomerang, Lo-& Behold, Oso Easy,  Blue Moon, 
Rebloomers, Cycle Bloomers, Repeaters, All-season Bloomers.

When designing, I tend to be a bit of a "purist", which leads me to the question of whether or not a garden should be designed and plants chosen to celebrate a particular season, then have these plants gracefully bow out, allowing the next season to take hold,..........Or............... should caution be thrown to the wind, and a repeat bloomer be chosen instead, extending their blooming season and be allowing them to mingle among the next seasons blooms?




 


 


 



All above photos,  just a small sample of the available repeat bloomers available in nurseries today.

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3.16.2014

Happy weekend


 Art Luna

Anduze Urn with Burro Tail succulent

Wishing you rest,  peace and sunshine this weekend.

3.15.2014

Art Luna Garden




A strong structural foundation,  first and foremost,  is evident in Santa Monica based landscape designer Art Luna's gardens. 

Taking his cue from the typical classic design model, Luna begins with structure,  creating room upon room with trees, hedging and shrubs. 

To this he adds his own unique stamp of texture, a mix of sustainable, arid and Brazilian  rain forest  vegetation, creating a one of a kind lush, vibrant setting for his clients. 

By adding the classic Moroccan and Portuguese themes, seen often in Luna's work, the overall design is strengthened and stabilized, giving weight and purpose to the plant material, as well as the hardscapes. 

.................and yes, this is the same  Art Luna, hairdresser to some of Hollywood's top stars











If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net


3.12.2014

First Impressions

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Nneglected,  forgotten,  and often times not even considered,  curb side landscaping is what gives us our first impressions.  Way before a visitor has reached the front door an idea of who lives inside has been determined.

An important feature to the overall design of your property,  curb side landscaping should be designed with the same care and attention you give to the rest of your project. 

It should reflect in someway the rest of the landscape design, be it repeating masonry elements or certain plants.   

An excellent way of highlighting your home from the rest of the existing residences,  is to add your  stamp to this area.  A specimen tree,  uplighting,  brick or wood entry piers, entry gates,  or plantings can all serve to make the cubside landscape unique and truly yours. 
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If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net