[ This little stream was the #1topic. ] A couple of post back I talked about the workshop I held on designing and building waterfeatures and of all the jobs we looked on this day the above stream was easily the most discussed waterfeature. The workshop attendees had me go into great detail about… Continue reading Breaking down a Stream, a Teaching ah-ha!
I’d like to hear from some of you who live in parts of the country where drought has been a problem this year. I keep hearing about problems,and how water restrictions have really changed how some folks look at their landscaping. Knowing that, I am curious about a few things, and have some questions. How… Continue reading Drought,have You been Affected?
When most folks think of Niagara Falls; it’s images like this, we think of. [Bridal Veil Falls overlook,on the American side.] I very much enjoyed the visit, we spent a full day on the Canadian side, and close to a full day on the American side. What I feel fortunate about is all the small… Continue reading Three Sisters Islands at Niagara Falls
Back tonight from a week long trip to Canada, a few days in Hamilton for the workshops,and then off and about to look at several other places. This includes some “vacation” time in Niagara Falls. “Niagara Falls . . . slowly I turned, step-by-step”. Do you recognize this quote? More later, on the trip and… Continue reading Back from Talking Water
I’ve been given the title of keynote speaker for a one day symposium at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario this Sunday MAKING A SPLASH: A natural approach to water gardens Sunday, October 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington Here’s a teaser from the page on the… Continue reading Talking Water
Oh, silver tree! Oh, shining rivers of the soul! In a Harlem cabaret Six long-headed jazzers play. A dancing girl whose eyes are bold Lifts high a dress of silken gold. Oh, singing tree! Oh, shining rivers of the soul! Were Eve’s eyes In the first garden Just a bit too bold? Was Cleopatra gorgeous… Continue reading Jazzonia
[Double falls and a very shallow stream.] Found this looking for examples of shallow streams that I consider a babbling brook type of stream. A couple of upflow filters, a stream that is about 4.0′ wide, and only a inch or so deep. Lots of babbling, and lots of eddy’s for the birds to drop… Continue reading Ripple Effects
[ Pencil rendering for steps starting a drive and opening up to pool area. ] This was a rendering for a client who wanted some ideas for landscaping around a new pool. I was asked not to go into any detail, just give the homeowner an idea of what his place could look like. The… Continue reading Steps to the Pool
This started out as one of those deals where the client had no good idea of what they wanted; besides some patio space, some seating, and some fire. Typical client request on a residence of this size. Now how all this goes together is completely up to me, and the layout for the space is… Continue reading Simple Rendering for Firepit area