Columbus Ohio Based Landscape Architecture and Garden Design
CREATING BEAUTIFUL places for enjoying life.
I work with clients to create beautiful spaces for their homes, businesses, restaurants, schools and places of prayer and meditation.
Mr. and Mrs. R and I worked together to develop a new entry and garden for the front of their home. The home sits on a broad corner lot and can be seen from many angles. We wanted to create a sense of separation from the street, while still being welcoming to visitors and neighbors. We also wanted to make the walk to the front door interesting and inviting. We used a limited color palette of purples, whites, silvers and greens contrasting with a variety of smooth and fine textures. There is also an emphasis on plants that move in the wind. Some key plants are Echinacea ‘White Swan’, Echinacea purpurea, Russian sage, Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball’, and catmint ‘walker’s low’.
The homeowners were looking for a new front yard for their Georgian style home in Bexley. They had just added a new rain harvesting system to collect water from their roof for an irrigation system and needed to hide the access points to the underground tanks. They also wanted to add a passenger drop-off, front entry patio and fountain to the front of the property.
We worked together to develop a plan that met their needs and provide beauty and change throughout the year while keeping with the style of the home. This project was the recipient of an Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Award, and a home on the CLA garden tour.
At my home garden in Columubus, Ohio I have created a space where I can experiment with a large variety of plants, but still have an organized and peaceful garden. My wife and I have a large vegetable and cutting garden and a number of fruit trees and vines. The back and front of the yard is screened with espaliered apples, peaches, plum and pear. The side yard fence is a trellis for grapes.
The owner of this home wanted to create a new landscape full of native plants. The garden includes a wide variety of native flowers and grasses. We have worked together over the last few years to install the garden in phases.
Lamb of God Lutheran
The goal of this project was to add color and interest to the front of our church while hiding some unfortunately placed air conditioners and lines. The garden is designed to provide big masses of color throughout the year. Grasses and evergreens provide color and movement in the winter and tie the garden to the surrounding landscape.
This garden was designed last fall and is waiting to be built later this year. I worked with the clients to design a place for reading, relaxing, eating, gardening and playing.
This project is currently under development. The clients and I worked together to design a garden with a dry creek with a winding path and a meditation pavilion.
The homeowners were looking to create privacy and interest around their new pool. We strove to create the feeling of swimming in a garden. The plantings are designed to be full and changing throughout the year.
The owner of this cottage wanted to create a comfortable area to enjoy a fire and watch the surrounding woods and creek. The patio and firepit are cut into the hillside below the nearby deck, this gives the space a cozy protected feel, and focuses views to the nearby stream and woods.