Discussing the ferocity of this winter has become as much a constant as bemoaning Atlanta traffic. While we can’t control the forecast (or the commuter woes), we can offer a blissful peek into a pastoral local garden and bring some sweet dreams of springtime. Our friends at Floralis reveal this glorious project they did for a Buckhead client, adding outdoor dining space and expanding the garden after a pool and pool house renovation. They took full advantage of complete outdoor living possibilities, creating a captivating environment that accommodates al fresco entertaining, as well as …. Read More >> 

Plan the enrichment of the great outdoors

Now is a good time to think about and plan for enrichment items in your landscape. As you develop your landscape plans for the spring and throughout the year, consider designing and constructing enrichment items which will enhance the aesthetics of the property and bring personal enjoyment to your family and guests. This is your great outdoors; therefore make the best of it while considering cost, sustainability effects, and environmental-friendliness… Read More >> 


Make your list, check it twice

December begins Monday, so it’s time to make yourselves a list — not for Santa — but for your own outdoor winter “to do” projects.

Surprisingly, there are many things to accomplish during this last month of the year. And hopefully, our Texas winter will give us some mild temperatures and sunny days.

Below, I list several of the more common tasks for December, understanding not everyone will be doing the same projects. And just maybe some of you will see something you would like to try: Read More…

Cypress couple extends heart of their home outdoors

Home is where the heart is, and Susan and Paul Haggar have extended theirs beyond four walls to the landscape that surrounds their two-story house. The Cypress couple have created outdoor living areas to complement the ones indoors. They can step onto a 75-foot-long loggia with dining and seating areas, lounge on a patio with pool and serve pizza fresh from the oven in the covered outdoor kitchen. They are able to take in more views of the 19 acres they call home from the balcony that tops the loggia. Read More >>