Beautiful Flagstaff Fall Landscapes, from Design to Installation

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October, 2011 — What a great residential landscape season! Thank you so much to my clients for the wonderful work, and to Warner’s Landscape Company for some truly beautiful installations.  I hope you take a moment to enjoy my new video, with “before” and “after” photos of some of my landscape architectural design work completed this season, accompanied by the design drawings. It has been my pleasure reviewing these projects this fall, and I hope they inspire you! The accompanying music is “Orinoco Flow” (Sail Away), performed by Vitamin String Quartet.

See 2011’s 1st Spring Installation!

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May, 2011 — My first spring, 2011 landscape installation in Flagstaff is complete — and it is beautiful! Thanks to Warner’s for a great construction job. As with all new landscapes, it will take about three years for the plants to grow in and flourish. None-the-less, the change that has already taken place is dramatic, and the homeowners have a new sanctuary to unwind in, relax and enjoy their new backyard! The video’s accompanying music is “Om Tare Tuttare Soha,” by Ani Choying Dolma. Incidentally, the landscape design plan is featured in my February blog, “Landscaping in Flagstaff Using Foliage and Year-Round Interest Plants.” Here you can learn about emphasizing foliage over flowers and incorporating evergreen and winter-interest plants into your landscaping.

Envision How Your Landscape can be Transformed into an Oasis of Natural Beauty and Calm

Flagstaff landscapes transformed VIDEO

March, 2011 — Your home, and its outdoors, should be where you relax, unwind, and nurture your spirit after a hectic day of meetings, errands, and chores. Through the years I’ve found that at first, many of my clients have a difficult time imagining how the area outside of their home can be truly transformed into an oasis. I recently put together a new video showcasing “before” and “after” landscape photos of projects I’ve designed here in Flagstaff — I hope it inspires you to envision how your own landscape can be transformed into an outdoor sanctuary! The music is from Yuja Wang’s classical “Transformation” CD.

What does a Flagstaff Landscape Architect do in winter?

See Flagstaff Winter Landscapes

January, 2011 — Happy New Year to you! I had some wonderful time off over the holidays to enjoy with family and was glad to have been right here in Flagstaff, not traveling. In addition to the holiday celebrations, I also undertook some reorganization in my office, which was more needed than I had realized. Now I am ready to take on the new year and not only have old projects archived but also space in my drawing caddy for fresh, new designs.

In addition to the shopping, wrapping, celebrating and organizing in December, I also took time to visit landscapes in Flagstaff that I’ve designed.  The fresh snow that nature had blanketed them with gave them a beautiful, fresh glow.  It is always interesting to see how the winter garden takes on a new life when planned with evergreen and winter-interest plants, boulders, ornamental benches, pots and sculptures. With that in mind, my next blog post will feature a landscape design plan that I recently completed featuring primarily foliage and year-round interest plants. So check back to my blog page soon!

While I am enjoying this amazing, mild winter weather (as so many of us are), I am also crossing my fingers for some more fresh snow — soon! Let’s enjoy the rest of our winter and before you know it, spring will arrive in Flagstaff, complete with both wind and colorful bulb blooms. In the meantime, take a moment to relax and enjoy my new video featuring “Flagstaff Snowscapes.”  The music is “Snow Dancing” by Marina Raye, one of my favorites to listen to while getting into my creative design mode.