6 Architectural Elements that Add Character and Structure to the Garden

Creating a sense of place, or identity, in any landscape design includes utilizing elements that fit in with the context of the site, which may be historical, cultural, environmental or geographical.  In addition, architectural features that help create or enhance the special character of a place can be functional, whimsical and/or simply beautiful. To keep […]

What Happens to Obsolete Olympic Parks After the Games?

Years of planning and tons of money are invested in the chosen host cities, but what happens after the Olympics?  Many Olympic Parks are re-purposed into lively attractions, while others are left to decay with little interest. The Good with the Bad:  The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.  Here, the Olympic Water Cube now holds […]

Recycled Granite Pavers Add Luxury to Your Landscape

While I’m not a huge fan of the granite countertop industry because of the environmental effects of mining the ancient stone and the around-the-world customary shipping, they’re obviously very popular in kitchens today. Another issue is the massive amount of waste left over after fabricating the countertops.  Luckily, there are some innovative companies out there […]