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Standout color

Flowerworx

This family was looking for a seasonal color design and installation that would stand out from all the competition in their neighborhood. The home is located on an elevated lot with a steep incline. They were counting on a big and bold color design that could be seen from the street below. To make a…

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Courtyard magic

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Texture and color bring balance to all seasons. During a renovation to the front of the house, the homeowner had created the “skeleton” of a courtyard but didn’t know how to pull it all together through landscaping. Her goal was for the area to be inviting 12 months out of the year. We convinced her…

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Stepping it up

Ruppert Landscape

First class landscape upgrade. Situated in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta’s top business district, Alliance Center is comprised of two first-class office buildings. The tenants and their 2,500+ employees have access to a number of on-site amenities including covered parking, a fitness center, a restaurant, two cafés and more. Ultimately the owner/property management company wanted…

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Patio solves slope and shade

Unique Environmental Landscapes

Terraced outdoor space for coffee and happy hours. The backyard was a complete oversight on the behalf of the builder. First, he installed Bermuda sod in a completely shaded backyard – destined to doom. Having worked with our firm previously, the homeowner already knew this would be a problem and contacted us upon the closing.…

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Historic garden restored

Planters

Renovating and updating, while preserving the charm. The goal of this project was to renovate, restore, and update an historic garden dating back more than a hundred years. Originally begun in 1904, this garden was the subject of several books and the scene of many important parties through the 1920s, ’30s, and early ’40s; think…

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Uncovering a gem

Classic Landscapes

Landscape comes to life with TLC and a plan. After purchasing this hidden gem in a prominent Atlanta community the owners wanted to remodel the outside of the home in phases. This allowed for stretching the budget and keeping some of the plants that wouldn’t get overgrown again for many years. Since the home hadn’t been lived…

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Like it’s always been there

Floralis Garden Design

New outdoor living space that blends in. A complete side-yard renovation project, inclusive of an architecture remodel and addition, this project met the aesthetic-appeal and outdoor living goals of the homeowners. The bluestone terrace allows for outdoor casual conversation seating, a grilling area, and is complemented by a secondary pea gravel dining space, framed in…

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Enhancing the entrance

Michaelangelo's Sustainable Landscape & Design Group

Making this home’s entrance safe and beautiful. This project was a complete residential makeover. We designed the residence to have form and function. The retaining walls, steps, and walkways were dilapidated and unusable. From start to finish, the design enhanced the entire entrance to the home. This was the beginning of the rip-out process: removing…

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Container gardens accent your landscape

Floralis Garden Design

Containers add interest and highlights. The landscape at this residence is simple, clean-lined, and mainly evergreen.  The container plantings are meant to accent the landscape, add seasonal color and interest, and highlights areas of interest throughout the property. A close-up view of the front porch troughs consisting of a semi-permanent container planting of Autumn Fern,…

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Big ideas for small spaces

King Landscaping

Make your outdoor living space cozy, creative, and connected. You don’t need a big yard to have an inviting space that beckons you and your family outdoors. Think “cozy,” “creative,” and “connected.” Q: What’s the definition of a small space? A: I consider a small space backyard garden to be no bigger than the footprint…

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