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46 Reviews for Calafia Design
I had to take into account the clients' needs for a food-producing garden on a small city lot. Many of us don't have the luxury of a separate space for a rather unattractive, workaday veg garden, so the trick was to create a productive space that was still beautiful for entertaining and relaxing. And tough enough for a toddler to play in! I'm so glad you were pleased with the result.
In this garden, I had to walk that line between creating privacy and keeping the feeling neighborly and friendly. And of course, we had to respect the conservation area and the natural woodland feel all around. Existing evergreens had created a harsh wall, and were way to close to each other for long term health. So we moved some, and added deciduous trees, both large and understory, as well as shrubs for year-round interest, and flowering perennials and grasses.
This was Phase I. I look forward to a long collaboration with these wonderful clients!
These homeowners also travel a lot, so the plantings have to be tough. But a garden should never give that fact away. I like this garden's sense of structure and order. It feels architectural, sculptural.