Saturday, December 27, 2008

More garden lust.



Thanks to Great Dame (who left a comment in the last post) I am now turned on to Howard Design Studio landscape architects, the firm she works for. Holy god, the photos are amazing.

Because you can grow pretty much anything in the Washington, people do just that. They grow everything in a big messy rubble of plants and vines and call it "cottage." Ugh.

Now this is my idea of landscaping. Order & loveliness at every turn. Yum.









16 comments:

Kwana said...

Oh my goodness! Just delicious.

truffles said...

My panties are wet.

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Wow! That was an amazing garden. I too love the cleaner lines, but not too fussy. That was simply gorgeous. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up. I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything but this website. Beautiful. Ginny

the sweet life with olives said...

simply gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of all the ball bushes. To me, it looks like they ran out of ideas and just used these as filler.

Ivy Lane said...

Beautiful images! Good to see some GREEN!!!

Anonymous said...

I too, am in lust.

I can't wait to get to my yard. We had been trying to sell our home. Decided- screw it. Finally got it off the market and I am beyond happy.

I can now, unpack all of the stuff I couldn't find- because a realtor told me to de-personalize. Yippee. and now I can start re-decorating!!!! Everything will be new.. kitchen, family room, bedrooms, bath- everything!! My home has great bones- and now I get to play.

Your recent postings on kitchen ideas, gardens and the poor college grad redecorating her old bedroom have been inspiring..

Wo-hoo- watch out back yard come spring. Amazing things are coming your way..

David said...

Photo #5. Boxwood hedges with razor sharp edges and pea gravel paths. Perfect.

s. said...

Hate pea gravel. You end up spending all summer plucking it out of the lawn.

Uppergeorgetowner said...

decorno, i usually like what you post but these overly groomed gardens are both big fat NOs. Call plant amnesty.

Anonymous said...

I agree with s. Gravel is inhuman (and I wouldn't make my dogs walk on it either).

Also, when branches and leaves fall into it, it looks dirty.

Renate said...

Oh Decorno, I do hate your taste in gardens.
Give me a messy pile of flowers, vines and shrubs anytime. Plus lots of mismatched, colourful pots full of different plants on the terrace.

Renate said...

Oh Decorno, I do hate your taste in gardens.
Give me a messy pile of flowers, vines and shrubs anytime. Plus lots of mismatched, colourful pots full of different plants on the terrace.

doug said...

I looove that blue trellis-backed bench so much (second to bottom photo).

Decorno, I for one love your garden taste.

fabulousfinishes said...

WOW. I so want to hit the lottery