Archive | April, 2012

Adding Iris immortality Everblooming Iris

29 Apr

Yesterday we added 100 Iris immortality to a landscape I did a few years ago. The plant color scheme is acid green maroon and white. The guys made gopher baskets because we have a gopher problem on the site.







Work in Progress

28 Apr

This was one of my stops today in Marin. We had a plant delivery here.


We’ll be putting ecolawn between these pavers.

Working on the stucco walls in the back

The guys were finishing off the pool today

April is National Landscape Design Month!!!

21 Apr

This year’s theme for NLAM is Designing for Your Health and Well Being. The organizers have designed a really neat brochure to explain the ideas behind this month’s theme and events.



Landscape design often misses the mix of modern and old

20 Apr


I took this picture from a digital magazine on my iPad  with my iPhone. Thanks zinio. It’s from the May/June Vogue Australia.

I like the use of recycled cabinets made into a puzzle art piece.  There’s usable space with modern sleek Duravit  sinks below.

Landscape design often misses the mix of modern and old that the more innovative interior designers employ.

The landscape that typically accompanies modern architecture too often is devoid of beautiful landscapes.  More typically there’s just a swath of water-thirsty lawn.

Why can’t we have beautiful plants in front of modern homes?

Interior design is way ahead of landscape design and architecture in terms of mixing styles and genres.

Nothing’s more beautiful than a super modern interior with a Louis XIV anything.

Image 20 Apr



Marin Fixer Upper: Getting Ready to Put the Pool Coping On

3 Apr


the pool coping was supplied by Mike Stone


Marin Fixer: Pool Coping Grout Color

3 Apr


We matched the coping to the Chateau color – it’s a pretty good match I think


Marin Fixer: Grout for pool tile

3 Apr


It’s hard to see from the picture but the color we chose was “antique linen” – the closest match (toward the top)


Colors for Outside Architecture

2 Apr


This is a job I’m working on in Marin, a “$3 million fixer-upper” This is a picture of the tile, the pool coping, the pool tile and the checked-off Davis color. This will be the color of the cement. If you go lighter you have to use white cement as your base and the price more than doubles. It is also nice to have some contrast and it will be easier to keep clean because it’s darker.


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