Bellingham North Steps

Posted on November 1, 2011

This Bellingham residence is being renovation from head to toe. The hardscapes are all designed and installed by intuitive stone artist Russ Beardsley, owner of Borrowed Ground, LLC. Russ invited me to design plantings to support his creations for his … Continue reading

Here is what I have been up to lately… A Living Wall in Bellingham

Posted on October 20, 2011

This Critical Area project in Bellingham near Western University took over 18 months of design and planning to be installed…! Due to the steep nature of the slope (22′ change in grade) I worked with a Geotech to engineer the … Continue reading

BLS Outdoor Classroom: Organic Veggie Garden

Posted on July 10, 2011

Burlington Little School ORGANIC VEGGIE GARDEN In the front yard of the school a huge organic vegetable garden had been cultivated for several years by the staff and students. Consisting primarily of annual edibles, the plantings died down during the … Continue reading

Burlington Little School: Design Notes

Posted on June 27, 2011

June 2011 I spent the morning in the gardens at the and it was exciting to see the structures of the gardens taking hold. It is an ongoing battle against weeds and blackberry growing over the neighbor’s fence, but the … Continue reading

The Cabin: Stone Quilt, Patio Lawn Garden, Entry Beds & Playhouse

Posted on June 23, 2011

There are several elements in this landscape that have been created which are worthy of note from an innovative design standpoint as well as from a creative problem solving standpoint. There are also a few details that are included not … Continue reading

Explorers Club in the Veggie Garden

Posted on June 22, 2011

School is out! Today I met a small but very eager group of gardeners in the Organic Veggie garden. We walked around the gardenĀ  looking for ripe strawberries, which we found a lot of, and my, were they tasty! We … Continue reading

BLS Outdoor Classroom: Whitehall Woods

Posted on June 21, 2011

On our way down to the camp fire in the Whitehall Woods we talked about deciduous trees like a Big Leaf Maple and Alder; and evergreen trees like Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar. We identified stinging nettles and what … Continue reading