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(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Partake the Chiaroscuro in Your Garden)
... bathing me, hugging me, lifting me up, first noticed at my feet, pure, liquid mercury. Quickly glancing up, there it was, moon thru our century old pecan trees, beyond what the top pic conveys.
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Reasons We Rip Out Patios)
... living space you truly desire.
Ever looked at a patio and noticed cracks or crooked pavers? Our designers walk into these backyards on a daily basis. The clay density in the Kansas City area ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Tell Me About the Foundation Plantings in Your Life)
... sing a manor house from its bindings of subdivision bell curve 'success'.
Pic, above, here.
Garden, above, quite personal. I want to know the story. Notice the roller at the front door? I get the f ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Ways To Ensure Perfect Garden Bed Edges)
... the perfect edge: A long hose Spray paint Spray can holder A friend An edging tool Tons of patience If you look at a bed that is lined by a professional you will immediately notice it’s smooth flow and ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Tara Template: Geometry)
... y Center, I always arrive early for lectures there, wanting to walk the grounds, I noticed an unusual looking pair of people, man & woman. Most interesting. More, they were looking at the crowd swirli ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Tara Template: Loutrel Briggs)
... rectangles. Wide-open to fully-parterred. You go Loutrel. Notice where symmetry falls away with dictates of space yet appears symmetrical? Faux symmetry. Potent arrow in my Garden Design quiver.
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Furniture in the Garden)
In the garden. That's my magnet. If you've read for any time, you've noticed there is no 'working' in the garden, of the macro-world's vernacular entrenched meaning of working-in-the-garden.
This I ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Hardest Question Asked)
... Good fortune being able to keep existing mature plantings, they age a new Garden Design.
Notice the gravel, below, lapping at the base of the canopy trees? Perhaps the greatest of their design choices. ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / 3 Gardens: What Changes Would You Make?)
... g the middle pic, it would be 'done'. Did you notice the urns in the middle pic? Reminds me of a recent client, her husband started pressure washing in their garden, and she caught him, and stopped him, bef ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Poison Ivy: Apple Cider Vinegar Cure)
... welts. For 4-5 days it seemed stupid, not much happening. Excepting the itch not too noticeable. Finally, day 6, the welts gave up, dried out, nothing spread.
Didn't want to share this aft ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Pot Cluster Double Axis)
... s, beautiful, seamless, no matter the necessities of hvac, water/hoses, etc....
Enough, let's go inside.
Notice the lamp inside, above? Same lamp, below.
Different time of day, below, and the ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Most Common Mistake at a Front Door)
... d an elegant welcome/departure.
Your turn, Garden Design the fix, below, creating a garden room for the front door at left.
Giving you more time, notice the white downspout, below, house at righ ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Common plant and turf diseases)
Common plant and turf diseases on Aug 25 in Summer Lawn Care, Yard News
Have you ever noticed a white powdery substance on your plants, or large yellowish brown spots in your grass? If you have, more ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Discovering Garden Antiques)
... for many incredible exterior garden pieces. Alas, no one to notice, no one looking 'seeing', no one aware a precious bit of garden history about to be lost thru benevolent caretaking. Some, perhaps no ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Backyard: Lawn vs. Gravel)
... Service was ca. 1985. Going to the mailbox I noticed a vile odor. Exploring, discovered ooze at the base of a large oak. Their diagnosis? Slime flux. Solution? Poor a mix of clorox/water on it. It wor ...
(Content / Seattle Rockeries Blog / Design: House Meets Patio)
Ironically, my horticulture degree included zero about this zone. Zero
Notice the stone at the open door? Very nice.
Garden & Be Well, XO T
Go into the typical box store garden cente ...