Tuesday, March 1, 2011

City Garden, Country Garden

My realm is residential landscape design. Specifically, Queen of subdivision Landscape Design. (Younger, I would have taken this as insult. Older, I wear it as a crown.) Certainly a product of my era. More, my passion. Infertility gave me decades of time, most women don't have, for Landscape Design. Travels across the globe, with few funds, studying historic landscapes. Also, doing most of the labor in my own sweet landscape.On occasion, I'm put into a different playground. Land.
Do you know what's different about Landscape Design in a subdivision vs. land?
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics from Mixson, a project with LAND that I'm working on in Charleston, SC.


Vintage Barn 27 said...

Love your site! Your tips and pics are wonderful!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Tara!
I'm REALLY excited to see what you do with this LAND as a project like this is close to my heart. DH and I have been looking at the area where the 40X180 building was here on the farm and I've got some idea's which include a large pond with a tiny cabin (shack) with a porch at one end. Lots of ideas...but it's one thing at a time I'm afraid. Anyway..it's fun drawing things on paper and dreaming. What a fun job you have! Hope your day is a good one.
Maura :)

Divine Theatre said...

March first, my friend! Spring is on tiptoe!
If you are ever near Chicago you can hang out with my Gracie, she would adore you! She'll even show you where the faeries live in our garden!
I am sorry for the sadness you have endured. I truly am.


Shaefer said...

You are so good at what you do. All of your blogs are from the heart and soul. Enjoy them so much.

Desert Dweller said...

Great point, same with freeways, parks, courtyards, etc. Glad you are working on a subdivision.

Esp one with those live oaks...my favorite tree!

home before dark said...

I am delirious about your new conservatory and that you created this dream from deep longing. Nice to have the creative place to launch your other projects, wherever they might be.

Magpie said...

Those subdivisions (and homeowners) are lucky to have the benefit of your inspiration and talent!

I am making do with my city garden, that has been tinkered with by many people over the past 85 years. Every landscape has its challenges. I so enjoy your photos!

Content in a Cottage said...

Tara...I'm so excited for you. Land with big sky, my favorite combination. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Renée Finberg said...

i know little about this....
i am usually called in so much later.

if this is a new project for you,
i will be watching!


Lydia said...

I know a builder out your way. Dan Buffington of Buffington Homes. He was my podiatrist when I was a Planning Commissioner.

If you ever work with him- please send him my best):- He and his wife are GREAT people to work with.