Summertime On Hood St.

For this project we had free to reign reinvent the curb appeal of the front yard and the living space in the back. We kept the aesthetic natural with our signature touch of contrast with blood pigments. We created a structure that is inviting and pastoral.



I often pause during my neighborhood walks, overcome by the fragrance of lilacs.  Many of the blooms are gone now, and those that remain are faded, but they still have that lovely, evocative smell. It transports me back to other springtimes, to the verdant backyard of my grandparents’ tidy white bungalow. Lilacs seem to evoke the […]


Time to Plan, Not Plant!

The daffodils are up, along with hyacinths and gorgeous tulips.  Magnolias and forsythia are blossoming.  You see them on the street and, even more intensely, at the plant and gardening store.  After this seemingly endless winter, the urge to plant is strong. Keep in mind though, that soil temperatures change much more slowly than air […]


Get Ready to Thaw!

What a crazy winter! I’m sure we are all looking forward to SUNSHINE. I know I am. These dreary days are getting to me. I just need a little sun to help my mood along with my other fellow-sufferers. The good news is, spring is coming! There is no time like the present to start […]

Garden Continuity

Summer is over but don’t despair! Signe Anderson – October 2, 2018 I’m struggling to accept the shorter, cooler days and their impact on gardens. After months of nurturing plants and and delighting in the results, it’s time to say good-by to all that verdant splendor. Letting go is hard, but there are a few […]