- Nature based aesthetics
- Never blending flower colors
- Use of native plants
- Use of large groups of the same specimen
- landscapes/gardens that are inspired by art
Even with container designs, nature-inspired aesthetics can shine through. Here I designed two custom steel planters, added matching bamboo muhly grasses and finished this entryway setting off with a topdressing of golden gravel to pick up the stained concrete color, along with chunky gray Mexican moon pebbles clustered at the base that mirrors the color of the brick wall.
The designers that have inspired all of us have done their work well--they not only created spectacular landscapes of their own, but they have planted seeds of inspiration for generations to come. While many of my designs are decidedly not Marx-esque, I actively look for projects where I can create a more graphic, organic-based and artistic sensibility.
I invite you to read more about the other people who have inspired my Roundtable co-horts by clicking on the links below:Thomas Rainer : Grounded Design : Arlington, Virginia Susan Cohan : Miss Rumphius’ Rules : Chatham, NJ Scott Hokunson : Blue Heron Landscapes : Granby, CT Rochelle Greayer : Studio G : Boston, MA Debbie Roberts : A Garden of Possibilities : Stamford, CT Andrew Keys : Garden Smackdown : Boston, MA