Projects

Spring Street Foundation Garden

This welcoming entry garden works with existing mature shrubs.  My design includes native viburnum and hydrangea along with favorite deer-resistant grasses and perennials.

Conceptual design plan

Payne Street Master Plan

My client asked me to provide several options for walkway configurations to reroute foot traffic. We also decided to simplify the area around the deck, and added two kidney-shaped pollinator gardens to existing fence sections at the end of the driveway as well as an expanded kidney shaped planting around the existing birch trees at the front entry.  The foundation planting includes deer-resistant natives like juniper and black-eyed Susans along with other deer-resistant, low-maintenance shrubs and perennials.

Conceptual design plan

Payne Street Entry Garden

client-lcInspired by the teal color of the front door, this low-maintenance, deer-resistant entry planting replaced the existing overgrown garden. Rejuvenated dark purple Koran lilacs and a rejuvenated deep plum smokebush balance with the formal symmetry of the colonial architecture of the historic house. Limelight and Annabelle hydrangeas, nepeta, ajuga, boxwood, lady’s mantle and Rozanne geranium offer vibrant color from spring through fall. Allium and white narcissus bulbs will provide early spring color. We did not use native plants here due to site issues, but we eliminated the lawn (mowing), and any need for future weeding, watering, and or chemicals.

Garden installation: Elizabeth Douglas Landscape Design

Madison Street Foundation Planting

Client JD

This homeowner asked for an elegant, low-maintenance planting plan for the front of her colonial house that would shift the main focus onto the mature trees and classic architecture. My design uses evergreen ground cover to unify the space, along with low shrubs and the client’s existing native ferns to provide subtle interest in the landscape and a calm, clean-lined look to the entry. All plants are deer-resistant.

Garden installation: Client

Earlville Road Naturalistic Planting

Client MD2

Clients wanted to make a low, wet area near the entrance to their house more welcoming. My design adds a split-rail fence and two native plant cultivars to add color and year-round structure. This is a low-maintenance planting that requires nothing more than cutting down old growth periodically to maintain rich stem color of red- and yellow-twigged dogwood shrubs.

Conceptual design plan

Earlville Road Entry Garden

client 1a project

The owners of an historic farm asked for help with streamlining the overall landscape, refocusing on the sweeping agricultural and river views. We also planned a welcoming entry garden to complement a newly-constructed porch and bluestone walkway.  My design concept is a simplified English perennial border, with a sweeping curve to echo the shape of the horseshoe driveway.

Garden installation: Client

Entry garden in Hamilton, NY

client2a project

The homeowners of a country home and horse farm asked me to redesign their front entry as part of a larger overall landscape plan. My design expands upon the existing stone steps to provide a gracious and welcoming space.

Conceptual design plan

Front foundation garden in Hamilton, NY

client 3 project

My client asked for a cheerful perennial garden in the front of her home.  The design includes stepping stones and sculptural plants to provide multi-season interest in the landscape.

Conceptual design plan

Master plan for home in Hamilton, NY

client 5 projectThe homeowner asked me to provide solutions for his entire property, including a driveway, garage, seating, screening, improved circulation paths, shade gardens and a perennial foundation garden. My design concept is a small, English-inspired perennial garden in the front, and naturalistic woodland areas in the back.

Garden installation: Client

Foundation garden in Madison, NY

client10My client asked me to create a Japanese-inspired backyard foundation planting that would integrate with an existing pine bonsai tree and the other beautiful plantings around her home. The design incorporates native and non-native textured foliage plants and warm colors that complement the natural tones of her house.  It also includes a small gravel and stone area that serves as an interesting transition from the driveway.

Garden and hardscape installation: TS Landscaping

Backyard patio, Hamilton, NY

client 6 projectThe homeowners asked for a new small patio to extend off their existing deck to provide additional seating space for dining and entertaining. My design incorporates a trellis wall to provide protection from strong westerly winds as well as a group of small flowering trees to create privacy and afternoon shade.

Patio installation: Landscapes East

Entry garden in Hamilton, NY

client 7 projectMy clients asked for a welcoming entry space with colorful perennials and a new walkway that would be functional and low-maintenance. The design provides beautiful garden views from the kitchen and living room.  I chose plants for deer resistance and salt tolerance (due to close proximity to the road), and selected low shrubs that would maintain the views beyond the garden wall.

Garden installation: TS Landscaping

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