Client Need

Full service maintenance since 2006 including snow removal, holiday decor and seasonal color.

Inspiration

The owners love their garden, and it shows. The architect named this James River House after the Virginia river known for its Georgian colonial style architecture. The formal, but comfortable gardens are a reflection of the style.

Favorite Element

Actually, there are two. The first is the rose garden. The walled garden features more than 56 hybrid tea roses and is sweet smelling all summer. The second is the annual plantings. More than 32 containers, in addition to the ground beds, are filled with seasonal displays that bring spectacular color to the yard and terraces.

Biggest Challenge

Keeping the small water feature in the rose garden running smoothly. The ram heads mouth spews fiber optic lit water and can often become clogged.

Tough Moment

Construction of the project in 2005. Masonry walls and terraces were built during the winter.

Fond Memory

Driving up to the property any time of year and being amazed with the beauty of the yard.

Proudest Accomplishment

Admiring the changing garden’s beauty each year.

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Outdoor Family Room
This compact Whitefish Bay yard was in need of a total renovation after a new family room addition.
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Taking the Plunge
Removal of a no longer needed swimming pool, opened up the backyard for many new features including a custom built bar and pergola and easy to use gas fire pit for chilly nights.
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Curb Appeal
With no connection between the city sidewalk and the front door, this family was ready to recreate the front entry and gave us the go ahead to give this well-deserved home some curb appeal.