The big home tour is a little less than two weeks away. We've been making good progress, in the little bits than we can working between contractors. Every time I show up, the renovation has expanded... Yikes!
The focus of this redesign was simplifying the landscape, picking up the clean lines of the house and creating an overall cohesive Asian theme for the beds around the house. Rocks have been rearranged, the original yew and juniper plantings were preserved, and the lawn was expanded. Problem plantings of English Ivy and mixed perennials were removed. A beautiful stone mulch called Sunrise Blend was used in the main beds.
I promise better photos are on their way, I've been snapping these with my phone as the work progresses. Coming up is a small viewing patio on the back bluff, a perfect spot to enjoy the architecture of the home and the beautiful St. Joseph River down below.
Anna and her husband Todd own Arcadia Gardens, LLC a Stevensville, MI based landscape design and build company. Her degree in Horticulture with a focus on landscape management from Michigan State University allows Anna to select plants specific to on-site conditions and with maintenance requirements that suit the client's needs. She is comfortable designing across a range of styles- from contemporary to classic- and makes a point to include the client's input throughout the design process. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is serving as 2014 President of the APLD-Michigan Chapter. Anna has recently contributed to media such as "The Designer" and Gardendesign.com and is qualified to speak on a variety of topics from landscape design and maintenance to addressing local garden clubs and organizations.
PO Box 88
Stevensville, MI 49127