Floramagoria Pot

I have been involved working on this garden for several renditions in the past while working under Lucy Hardiman of Perennial partners. Several years after I had left this design collaborative, the client called me to request a new garden for their front yard. They were interested in tearing out all the plants and building a woodland garden incorporating large boulders. I contracted with Dinsdale landscaping to install the boulders where I placed them according to my new layout. The client worked the soils and we chose plants based upon low maintenance. A year later, the client desired to remodel their back garden creating a terrace which would integrate with their newly remodeled home.
I was pleased to work with them again and was rather impressed by the extensive changes they had made to their home. The new remodel provided extensive views from the interior into the gardens beyond. My biggest challenge would be to maintain existing garden elements integrating into a new garden space, which would be more conducive to entertaining yet, still allow for the extensive plant collections.

Floramagoria Rocks


The previous garden had been designed in garden rooms and had very separate identities. The primary element to be integrated was a Mediterranean garden, which showcased beautiful water column by artists, Little, and Lewis of Bainbridge Island, backed by a large blue concrete wall. The new garden would have to have LOTS of color elements.
When working with clients who enjoy collecting plants, I find it imperative to include garden walls and structures. My first task was to divide the spaces in new ways. The client desired to create several outdoor spaces where friends and family could comfortably congregate while enjoying the amazing plant palette.

Using the blue wall as a reference point, I began layering in more walls; a small 20" tall green wall close to the house which would span nearly the entire view and provided a foreground band of color. The back of the garden sports a taller 4' wall which runs parallel and is painted orange. This wall is my color backdrop for the garden through out the year. These walls, along with two new covered dining and seating spaces, provide wonderful matting for the plants to be showcased through the year. Even when the garden is most quiet during January-February, these walls integrate with the interior colors of the home and give the entire space a solid framework. On the garden's main view corridor we placed a water feature framed by a low fire border. This focal point looks great year round and is quite inviting during those cool weather gatherings which frequently occur at this home.

Floramagoria Water


Gina Nash, Experienced Materials, is the featured artist in the Floramagoria Garden. Read her statement below.


Transform, Re-Think, Re-Invent, Re-Decorate!

I am creating beautiful art accent and lighting for the home, porch, patio, and garden from recycled steel. I love to design affordable, accessible, and easy to install pieces that make you feel good because they are beautiful...and green.

Steel is the most recycled material in the world. For green builders we can follow your recycled steel for LEED projects.

Beautiful re-use is hot and I hope you are intrigued and inspired by my new work.



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2014 Designers

Barbara Hilty, APLD
Barbara Hilty Landscape Design LLC

Adriana Berry, APLD
Plant Passion Design LLC

Marina Wynton
Olivine Land, LLC

Laura Crockett
Garden Diva

Bruce Hegna
Nurture/Nature Landscape Design LLC

Donna Giguere, APLD
Donna Giguere Landscape Design

Darcy Daniels
Bloomtown Gardens

2016 Tour Sponsors


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2016 Tour Sponsors


Custom Yard Construction LLC

PGM Landscape

All Season Plants


Advance Camera, Inc.

Autumn Leaf Landscaping

Cascadian Nurseries

Collier Arbor Care
A Division of Bartlett
Tree Experts

D&J Landscape Contractors

DeSantis Landscapes

J.P. Stone Contractors Inc.

j. Walter Landscape & Irrigation Contractor

Juanes Landscape

Tryon Creek Landscape Inc.

2016 Designers

Helena Wagner
4 Seasons Gardens, LLC

Lucy Hardiman and
Susan LaTourette
Perennial Partners

Linda Hannan
Hannan Garden Design

Bruce Hegna
Landscape Design

Lora Price
Design with Nature

Amy Whitworth
Plan-it-Earth Design

Annie Bamberger
Annie Bam Landscape Solutions

Alyse Lansing
Alyse Lansing Garden Design

Barbara Hilty, APLD
Barbara Hilty Landscape Design

2014 Artists

David Best
Best Services

Mike Suri
Suri Iron

Linda Ernst
Dancing Ladies Garden

Dorothy Steel
Dorothy Steele Pottery

Patrick Gracewood
Gracewood Studio

Zoe Bacon


2013 Designers

ANLD Designers Showcasing Their Work on the 2013 Tour

 Vern Nelson
The Hungry Gardener

Laura Crockett
Garden Diva Designs, LLC

Lori Scott
Lori Scott Landscape Design

John Gawlista & Izzy Baptista
Lapis Lazuli Tile & Garden Design and
Professional Grounds Management (PGM)
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Debbie Brooks
Creative Garden Spaces

Adriana Berry
Plant Passion Design, LLC

Alyse Lansing
Joy Creek Nursery

2013 Artists

Each artist will be using one garden as their temporary gallery, showcasing how art and the landscape mutually enhance one another. Artists will be on hand to answer questions.

Ryan Beard
Victoria Shaw
Jennifer Ellsworth
Ben Dye
Gina Nash
Ivan Mclean
Jeannette Mullane
Chris Schwartz