Archive for the ‘Clients and Projects’ Category

Fonda Garden to Fonda Plate

Austin’s Fonda San Miguel is considered one the finest interior Mexican restaurants in all the land.  In the Fall of 2008, the restaurant owners invested in converting an unused space at the end of the parking lot into a 100′ x 60′ organic vegetable garden, which caught the attention of Austin news media as one of […]

 

Letter to Ollie’s Master

We don’t maintain any landscapes on Sunny Slope Drive, so it took a little sleuthing to figure out how Ollie’s collar found its way to a chicken coop 82 miles from its home.  But Ollie might like to know about the trip his collar took since it went missing, so I’ll do my best to […]

 

30-gallon Mountain Laurel, $200 Installed

We have two 30-gallon Texas Mountain Laurels left over from a project, and they’re looking for a new home. They are about 5′ tall (once they’re in the ground) and 5′ wide. They can take full sun or shade.  Austin native.  Will become small 12-15′ trees, bloom purple clusters in spring.  Evergreen. $200 installed.  First […]

 

New National Guidelines for Sustainable Landscapes

The Wildflower Center, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the United States Botanic Garden have completed a four-year colaboration to create guidelines and a measuring tool for sustainability in the landscape.  Their 232-page document establishes a rating system for new or renovation landscape projects, encouraging sustainable practices from planning stages, through construction, and through ongoing maintenance once […]

 

Rooftop Gardens at City Hall

Rooftop gardens are the rage in Central Texas right now.  Landscape architect and design firms are all over the news for their efforts to turn high rising frying pans into cool pools of grasses that blow in the wind and protect buildings from searing Texas heat. Lofty gardens present new challenges for landscapers:  they’re shallow; they’re hot; […]