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April 6, 2011 4 Comments

Last night I signed contracts with some great folks, and they asked me to add some drainage work while the crews are out there. We walked out to look at what was going

January 24, 2011 1 Comment

Proportion and scale are two related design principles. Proportion refers to the size relationship that parts of the design have to each other and to the design as a whole. On a small

January 18, 2011 1 Comment

You may have noticed that it's winter outside, so there's not a lot of pretty stuff for me to take pictures of right now. It seems to me it's a great time to

January 15, 2009 0 Comments

Dealing with water where it leaves the property In Virginia, I've seen a few different scenarios for how water exits a property. In a lot of subdivisions, everyone's backyard pitches into a swale

January 14, 2009 0 Comments

ICON_PLACEHOLDEREstimated reading time: 4 minutes Dealing with water in the landscape: So, we've successfully moved the water away from the house and into the landscape. Now what? To figure out the best course

November 14, 2008 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_103" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Cryptomeria japonica "][/caption] There's not a lot going on in the garden today, so I figured I'd snap a picture of my cryptomeria, aka Japaenese Cedar. It's a fantastic