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Developing Your Style

Style is defined as a particular way of doing something.

We all have our own way of doing things….whether it’s choosing our clothes,...

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Digital Drafting Options

This is one of the most popular questions I'm asked...what software should I use to draw my landscape plans?  As a landscape design...

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Drawing Lines

Sometimes I forget to teach the basics about landscape graphics and assume everyone can wield a t-square and triangle to create perfect horizontal...

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Don't Sideline Your Sideyard

Most residential landscapes include a front yard, backyard and the side yards that connect the front and back. Each of these spaces have their...

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Folding and Rolling

Though we can cover many complicated things in design, sometimes I like to step back and cover the basics. Two of those things include how to...

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Lovely Lavender

I received a lavender scented soap from a dear friend recently and was suddenly taken back to memories of my childhood. Oddly, I didn’t grow...

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Garden Inspiration in Pennsylvania

One of my favorite activities is exploring gardens. Private or public, all gardens inspire our own outdoor spaces in many ways. I encourage...

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Line Weights for Plants in Plan View

Proper line weights give your drawing depth and clarity. Whether you are drawing by hand or on the computer, line weights are important for visual...

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Tic-Tac-Topiary

My world has been extremely busy lately. I often find myself jumping from one project to the next without much of a breather. For my own sanity, it...

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Mystery in the Garden
 

Were you ever compelled to walk down a path to see where it led or go through a beautiful gate to see what was on the other side?...

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Rhythm in the Garden

Last weekend marked two musical firsts for my younger kids. My 16-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son attended their first concerts. Both...

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The Components of a Fence

Garden design is about creating outdoor spaces. To make an outdoor space or room think about how you can define it through the addition of a floor,...

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Rendering Plant Symbols in Marker

I remember being a little scared as a student when I had to render a plan with those bright, non-forgiving, permanent markers. Over the years...

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A Few Boston Gardens

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Annual Conference in Boston. It was...

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How to Unify Your Landscape

Though some of us may have an empty yard when we start our garden design, most do not.  I receive many questions about how to work with...

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Some Lovely Gardens in Memphis

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at the Cooper-Young Garden Walk in Memphis, Tennessee. As many of you know I LOVE visiting...

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Mix and Match Patio

Landscape design is about creating outdoor spaces. This seems simple enough, but sometimes we get caught up in the details and don't know where to...

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North Arrows

One of the many benefits of teaching is the constant inspiration from my students. Lately I've been noticing some lovely north arrows on their...

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