Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Specific Plants 'Make' The Design

If you have property of any size it is definite that you will be or have been challenged by some landscape design challenges. It isn't common to move into a new home and have the perfect landscape or outdoor living space. We all have individual goals and needs when living in the outdoors. To achieve a landscape that will suit our individual needs I feel we need to look at the 'big' picture. Pay attention to the details of your home and design a garden that complements. I truly believe it is good to have someone who is familiar with plants to bounce some ideas off of before digging into that landscape design project. I'm excited to have Susan Cohan, Award Wining Landscape Designer as our guest host this week on #gardenchat. She will be sharing 'design' tricks the average gardener can use to make their garden more cohesive visually.

About Susan Cohan from SusanCohanGardens.com

Award winning landscape designer Susan Cohan, APLD, specializes in the creation of beautifully crafted outdoor spaces for gracious living. Each landscape design is carefully conceived to complement its surroundings and enhance the lives of its The designs Susan creates are inspired by a wide range of influences beyond the immediate site. From sun drenched patios and outdoor rooms to naturalistic woodland gardens and meadows each landscape design responds to the owner’s dreams for their property while respecting the environmental aspects unique to that site. Attention to detail, sustainable practices and fine craftsmanship are hallmarks of Cohan's work. Artisanal stonework, handmade details, and plants chosen specifically for each project combine to address each property’s unique challenges. No two finished landscapes are ever the same. Each step along the way is carefully communicated to her clients that enable them to visualize how her design will become their unified and very personal garden setting. Susan left a successful career in the fashion industry and founded Susan Cohan Gardens in 2003 after earning a certificate in Garden Design from the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Gardens in London. In addition to residential landscapes for private clients her concept gardens for flower shows and designer show houses have won numerous awards and have been featured in print and on-line.

My Experience With Landscape Design

This was my first landscape project which also was our first home. We had small children so I need to design a garden / landscape that was kid friendly and included a gate. Plants that could take a ball or two bouncing on top of them was a 'must' and a place that we could play and relax. Today we live in a much bigger yard and would like to create that cozy feeling we once had in our first much smaller landscape. I hope to bounce some ideas about my greenhouse landscape project off of Susan on Monday at #gardenchat.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS about creating your own garden landscape? Be sure to submit your questions here on this blog post. Qualifying questions will be answered during the chat on Monday.

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