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My Garden Designs

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Date: 1987 [unknown]
Location: Virginia, USAmap
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Prior to my retirement, I was a professional landscape designer in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. I designed pools, patios & terraces, outdoor kitchens & fireplaces, putting greens & bunkers, outdoor lighting & irrigation systems, and water & flower gardens. I now offer landscape designs for the types of projects shown, but not installation services.

My mother's love for flowers had a large impact on my career decision. As a boy, she would take me on walks and show me the various flowers in the neighborhood and elsewhere. She particularly loved Irises, Blackeyed Susans, Lilacs, Redbuds, Roses and Azaleas.

I can remember one Spring as a child, maybe 10 or 11 years old, finding an Iris clump growing wild along a railroad track. I dug it up, brought it home and transplanted it. It thrived! My mother was elated and told me I had the knack for gardening. I guess she was right. Ultimately, it was my wife who urged me to aim high, do what made me happy and pursue my dreams as a landscape designer.

I liked to to design in different styles & won many state[1], regional[2][3] & national awards[4]. A highlight in 1999 was winning co- Best in Show with Marney_Hall, whose floral talents won her a gold medal at the 1998 Chelsea Flower Show in England. We both scored a 98 on a 100 point judging scale at the Maymont Flower & Garden Show in Richmond, Virginia. Marney had been sponsored by my alma mater, the University of Richmond, to appear at the show as a guest speaker & show participant following her win at the Chelsea Show the year before. I hope the university was proud of one of their own once the show results were announced.[5][6]

I also wrote a number of landscape design articles for national gardening periodicals, which were published. Additionally, I had my design work featured on HGTV.com , in national paver brochures and on television in national_television_commercials.


Some of my favorite designers had an influence on my style:

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Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

Areas I visited also influenced my work:

  • visiting my father's sister, Ida, in Rowayton, Connecticut
  • hiking with my son in Boy Scouts[7][8][9]
  • visiting various botanical gardens[10][11][12]
  • Charleston, SC[13]
  • Colonial Williamsburg[14]
  • Villa Vizcaya[15]
  • Portland, Maine & Halifax, Nova Scotia[16][17]

These are some samples of my work.

Inspired by Oehme & Van Sweden


Inspired by my time in Connecticut


Gertrude Jekyll inspiration


Aunt Ida inspired


Inspired by Roberto Burle Marx.


Inspired by Thomas Church.


Classical Inspiration


Connecticut Inspired


Casual Elegance


Inspired by Oehme & Van Sweden.


Classical Inspiration


Inspiration from mountain hikes


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Borrowing the view


Colonial Williamsburg Influence


Classic Inspiration


French Influence


Japanese Influence


Inspired by trips hiking with my son in the Appalachians


Inspired by Dunbarton Oaks


Oehme & Van Sweden influence


Charleston Influence


Huntingdon Gardens Inspiration


Inspired by my childhood trips to my Aunt Ida's house in Connecticut


Thomas Church Influence


Frank Lloyd Wright inspired


Oehme & Van Sweden influence


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Oehme inspiration


Cottage Style


Cottage Style


Oehme inspired


Thomas Church influence


Secret Garden


Roberto Burle Marx influence


Natural Beauty


Thomas Church Inspiration


Rustic Charm


Oehme & Van Sweden influence


Casual Elegance


Classical inspiration


Inspired by Gertrude Jekyll


Casual Elegance


Mountain Hiking Inspiration


Colonial Williamsburg inspired


Japanese Influence


Casual


Borrowing the view


My wife built the stone wall


Outdoor Living


Oehme Influence


Outdoor Living


Oehme & Van Sweden Inspired


Simplicity


Inviting Entry


Falling Waters


Cottage Style


Thomas Church inspiration


Roberto Burle Marx inspired


New Entry


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Lighting Effects


Outdoor Living


Oehme Influence


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Thomas Church Influence


Outdoor Living


Colonial Williamsburg Inspiration


Classical Inspiration


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Naturalistic


Outdoor Living


Borrowing the View


Oehme & Van Sweden


Rustic


Oehme


Casual


Casual Elegance


Rustic


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Casual


Thomas Church influence


Outdoor Living


Whimsy


Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living


Oehme & Van Sweden Influence


Memorial Garden


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