Our naturalistic landscape design can be seen in this space. This project and was calling for the land to be reshaped and was prime for moving water. This landscape now holds two irregular bluestone patios (one upper and one lower) and one large cut bluestone patio connected by sets of bluestone steps. Irregular bluestone can be seen puzzled together with cut bluestone as you transition from one space to another. Traveling along the patios and walkway spaces is a meandering stream with a pool and water feature at the top, a waterfall and pond in the middle and a lower pond at its end. Larger slabs of bluestone can be seen crossing over the stream at a few points almost appearing to hover without support. This landscape calls for people to stroll, sit and spend time immersed in the softscape. There are large enough spaces for large groups to gather and intimates spaces for a pair to sit, laugh and converse. The perennials, shrubs, and trees in this space soften the hard lines and add texture and color to the space.
Two unique pieces found a place in this design. The water feature, at the top of the stream, was carved and drilled from a boulder that came by chance in the boulder load. It was the perfect piece to sit at the start of the stream where the homeowner wanted a zen space. This meditation space is outlined on two sides by a cedar fence. An initial simple gate design was upgraded, as a surprise for the homeowner, with a silhouette of a wood tree.
Our customer was vital to the design process. This homeowner stayed intimately involved in the progression of the hardscape install and followed each inch of the install with his own plant design. The hardscape install almost could not keep up with the speed and passion behind the homeowner's plantings. At the conclusion of the project, the homeowner found small niches to place whimsical art pieces.
It all began, or course, with many tours of the house, and people in awe of your artistry. I have gotten quite adept at describing you wielding your Kubota as if you were in a barcalounger with dual joysticks calmly mastering some new video game (Lawn Sculptor III?).
We and EVERYONE who sees your creation just love your artistry!
You also left us with an enduring saying. “Cheer up buckaroo. Everything’s going to be just fine.”
…and, in the end, it always is.
– Ed P.