|A basic composition of the stone work to be done at the show.|
One of the major elements of any show garden is the construction of the hardscape. I will fully admit that I have very limited experience when it comes to this very important aspect of landscape design and construction; therefore, I’ve teamed up with three main players who will showcase their talents for “The Lost Gardener”.
You’ve already met Clayton Morgan of CEM Design, and you’ve met one member of the team from OrionRockscapes and then there’s a hardworking guy that’s looking to add to his already full repertoire of experience and skills.
|An example of their clean stone work|
Hardscapes are familiar to most people because its something they see all the time no matter what and for a show garden like mine that’s more plant focused, I need to bridge the gap with these “hard” structures as to not lose my audience: the general public.
|Informal stacked stone walls and precision cut concrete patio|
|Wow, I definitely want to live here!|
Another member of the LOST team is Crane Stavig of Greencliff Landscape Co. He was a former student of mine when he enrolled in a shade gardening course that I taught at Edmonds Community College. He's been active with a lot of great residential projects and he's a trained pruner! I'm so pleased that he's taken his education to heart and applied it in his work!
|Ballard Residence Before|
|Ballard Residence After|
|Pine Tree Before Pruning|
|Pine Tree After Pruning|
Without these guys on board, this garden would NOT be possible. Their experience, skills and also their ability to work well with others is key to not only a project such as a flower and garden show, but also in their daily work so clients can rely on these companies to do quality work backed up with integrity and heart.
My sincerest thanks for their time and efforts for this show. Click on their links and learn more about what they might be able to do for you (if you're in the Puget Sound Area of Washington)