Why I Design Gardens
|Hakonechloa, catmint, perennial salvia|
The design of the landscape is all encompassing.
It includes urban spaces, civic squares, meeting areas, parks, gardens, linear nature corridors, waterfronts and more.
|Phipps Sustainable Landscape in Pittsburgh|
Landscape design can be defined as an outdoor area that is molded and manipulated for an intended outcome. It can be stark, sleek and bold. It can be quaint, cozy and comforting. The common denominator is the modification of outdoor space.
|Dallas Arboretum - Rocks in landscape|
What? No plants? Well, landscape architecture should include plants in my opinion. But the definition doesn't necessarily include them.
|Drumstick Allium - wonderful|
With that said, you can follow your own star as it relates to landscaping. Concrete plazas are your thing? Then so be it.
Co-creating with Nature is my mantra.
|Recirculating cascade - Johnsen Landscapes|
I prefer natural elements. Rocks. Trees. Soil. Flowers. I celebrate the idea that we are one with the earth.
Landscape design can enhance a feeling of unity with our environment and remind us of the reasons we must facilitate its survival.
That is why I design gardens.