'Inside' Garden Themes
Inside each of these garden ‘themes’ are opportunities to design smaller, more intimate spaces such as Kitchen, Cutting, Color Specific, Container, Nature, Children’s, Scented and Rock Gardens.
Landscapers refer to the garden floors as ‘hardscapes,' selecting the right material plays into a finished design. Tastefully done, yet environmentally sensitive, hardscape can be an aesthetic plus - as well as having the functional role.
Because Santa Barbara residents enjoy year-round outdoor weather, I am able to incorporate various structures that carry forward the architectural style of the property, thereby urging homeowners to be outside – a lot….
The sensuality of listening to, and seeing water flow, is the reason I am sure to make water a part of a garden design - water helps to calm the soul. The garden becomes a cool sanctuary in our warm Mediterranean climate.
The small details in a garden complete the picture. Thoughtfully planned vignettes often capture the imagination: a sculpture, creative use of boulders, a well-placed bench, or a simple birdbath can add charm – or whimsy to a garden’s emotional affect.