Archive for January, 2015

Water Wise Landscapes

By Melanie | Published: January 14th, 2015

This residence is a perfect example of a xeriscape landscape. Pebbles and mulch paired with drought tolerant succulents reduce the amount of water use on site and provide a low maintenance alternative to residential landscaping. We used an existing cactus as a focal point in the middle of a large gravel bed, anchored by large boulders.

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Looking at the landscape and the curvilinear lines that separate planting areas from pebbled areas.

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Potted plant material accentuate the architectural style of the residence and become a focal point in the front yard and remain visible from the interior of the house.

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Landscape pebbles and natural stone pavers are used to replace lawn and concrete and provide a permeable alternative for the landscape.

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Dasylirion planted amongst boulders, pebbles, and sedum groundcover.

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A Beautiful Transformation

By Melanie | Published: January 12th, 2015

We designed this garden with this family’s love for hosting gatherings. Our design offers multiple opportunities to gather and have fun with family and friends. Every element is designed from scratch and customized to promote the family’s lifestyle and share their love of succulents.

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The Art of 2D

By Melanie | Published: January 9th, 2015

Landscapes emerge through a creative process that relies on the use of 2D renderings to convey the details of every design. 2-dimensional drawings offer visual connection between existing elements and transformed elements within the landscape.

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In section and elevation drawings, changes in elevation are easily diagrammed and demonstrate site lines and spatial qualities. Massed plantings reveal the landscape as a collection of texture, color, and form along the ground plane.

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Plan drawings reveal the form and unity of a landscape as it connects different spaces through force lines. Similarly, plans reveal the ground plane as an arrangement of negative and positive spaces, and composition of color.

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New year, New things to celebrate!

By Melanie | Published: January 5th, 2015

On behalf of BlueGreen Landscape Design, We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2015!

With the New Year, brings new and exciting things! Below is an article from an international French magazine featuring our design for the Corten steel succulent wall used as an added element in the landscape.

It is described as an artistic focal point combining the use of Corten steel and drought tolerant plant material for a low-maintenance design element that brings dramatic color and interest to the landscape.

 

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