Lavender, roses and dianthus in the 'dry' gravel section are complemented by yaupons and juncus in the wetter areas. Many plants were divided and reused from the previous garden.
Once the flowers fill in, the gravel will barely be visible
One of a series of SketchUp 3D models with hand drawings to help develop the design ideas
I built a model in my garage so the client and her decorator could visualize the scale of the fountain better

Provence style townhouse courtyard

This townhouse has elegant and understated interiors, but the 80’s black concrete pool deck and overgrown plantings didn’t reflect the owner’s good taste. We simplified the plant palette and changed the hardscape to native Texas limestone and pea gravel. Roses, dianthus and lavender introduce fragrance and reinforce the southern French theme.