Refined Oceanside Living

Refined Oceanside Living

Strong structural elements form an exceptional outdoor living area, making the most of the expansive views of the Comox Estuary and Beaufort Range. Vivid, textural plantings soften the crisp lines of patio, pergola and water features, adding movement and depth to the space.

Contemporary Outdoor Living

Contemporary Outdoor Living

My clients wanted to create an outdoor living space that they could make the most of, using every inch of their property and not just those within the four walls of their home. Outdoor water and fire features add sparkle and drama, through which curve sinuous lines and soft plantings.

Our Gardens: Refuge from the Storm

Our Gardens: Refuge from the Storm

Live there; Grow there; Play there; Eat there; Share your home with the wild creatures who need some space too, and invite them in with plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies; create an outdoor Work Space on your back deck while you telecommute…

”Garden Design is not Witchcraft”: Highlights of the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival 2020

”Garden Design is not Witchcraft”: Highlights of the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival 2020

A much anticipated trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival feeds a restless design mind and strikes a chord with plant enthusiasts.

Lighting up the dark days of Winter

Lighting up the dark days of Winter

The sparkle of the Winter Serenity Gardens at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa is so uplifting during these short, dark days. As I walk along the winding pathways, under rose bedecked arches and weeping cherry trees, I’m enveloped in the glow and warmth of the holiday season. Creating light during winter brings joy, and […]

Intoxicating Autumn Colours

Intoxicating Autumn Colours

The dramatic days of autumn are returning. Cool, brisk mornings warm up surprisingly into fair sunlit days, and twilight is early enough to be enjoyed with low back lighting fading softly into quiet crisp evenings. The lighting during autumn is always so unique – low angles create fascinating shadows, and bring colours to the fore […]

Mountain ramblings

Mountain ramblings

Every summer our family takes to the hills, rain or shine, with frequent weekends away backpacking and exploring. We suit the kids up with their adorably petite and jaunty back packs and lumber on with our own overstuffed and weighty gear, coaxing our four and six year olds with hiking treats, heaps of praise and […]

This Comox garden is coming alive…

This Comox garden is coming alive…

One of the lessons of landscape design is patience. Design is a process, and it takes time for all the pieces to come together to achieve a fully realized landscape. In depth client meetings, detailed site analysis, mapping out of main components, developing the overall concept, working through revisions, finalizing layouts and pouring over plants […]

Cumberland: Curvaceous and Bold

Cumberland: Curvaceous and Bold

This project is for a new build in Cumberland, on a property with a truly stunning view of the misty mountains. Focal groupings of selected trees are key to establishing this new build in the landscape and framing the expansive view of the mountains beyond. The roadside bed along the driveway features something more unique […]

Just another day at the office…

Just another day at the office…

Every so often a day comes along during which you feel as if you have the best job you could possibly have, even if you factor in the multitude of inter-dimensional realities that quantum physics can encompass. This was one of those days. Water has always been an element to which I am drawn.  It […]