Landscaping in Flagstaff using Foliage & Winter-Interest Plants

February 28, 2011 2 comments

I recently completed a design for a backyard in Ponderosa Trails that emphasizes foliage over flowers, and year-round interest over a fabulous but short-lived summer display. While it can be easier to focus on what plants do well during the height of summer, with July typically being our peak month in Flagstaff, my clients wanted [...]

Flagstaff Landscaping with Backyard Chickens

November 28, 2010 1 comment

This summer our family took up the practice — or should I say the “experiment” — of gardening with chickens. A Flagstaff landscaping contractor friend of mine, Chris, and I were chatting when he informed me that he was getting backyard chickens this year, specifically an order of 25 “Rainbow Layer” hens from McMurray’s [...]

Flagstaff Schultz Burn Area Flooding: 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Re-Landscape

September 14, 2010 2 comments

What a different monsoon season it was for those folks affected by the Flagstaff Schultz Fire flooding. Even if you normally love the rains, this season was wrought with anxiety if your home and/or property were affected. While my family was fortunate not to be affected, every time there was a substantial rain [...]

Flagstaff Landscaping Showcase of Beauty: Transforming 7,000 s.f. of Dead, Ugly Lawn into Native Xeriscaping

August 24, 2010 No comments yet

This summer I was very excited to have a great project implemented in the Lockett Ranches neighborhood. I have worked with several homeowners in this area and truly enjoy creating some outstanding landscapes. This summer, I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Stegall (the homeowner) and Warner’s Landscape Company to transform 7,000 [...]

A Flagstaff Landscape Architect’s Visit to Secret Garden Oasis @ Cameron Trading Post

May 17, 2010 1 comment

May 17, 2010
As we await the full splendor of summer perennial blooms here in Flagstaff, I just can’t resist sharing some photos of my recent visit to the gardens at Cameron Trading Post’s motel. My husband has been driving past the Cameron Trading Post on his commute for over half a decade and has [...]

Flagstaff High Altitude Organic Vegetable Gardening

April 25, 2010 6 comments

I don’t think there is anyone in Flagstaff who actually enjoyed the wintery weather we had this past week, but take solace in remembering what locals know, “If you don’t like the weather in Flagstaff, wait a couple of days.” Despite spring’s fickleness, here in Flagstaff we know soon we will be enjoying some [...]

How to Use Color & Texture to Create Your Relaxing Retreat

March 10, 2010 No comments yet

Water gently trickles over natural flagstone into the lichen boulder reflecting pool below. Ponderosa Pines whisper in the breeze overhead. The smell of wild shrub roses sweetens the summer air. Ahh… such a relief from the obnoxious guy who was on your tail all the way home from the store! Not to mention the co-worker [...]

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