Portfolio Pictures

Portfolio Pictures

Below, I have listed some of the garden designs I have created over the last 10 years.   I will be adding to this portfolio from time to time so be sure to check back often.  Enjoy!
2017
This Montrose landscape remodel shows the before and after of two areas in the front yard.  Adding drought tolerant shrubs and perennials add color and texture all season long.

 

Even small spaces can use a little help sometimes.  This planting bed faces north and gets afternoon shade.  So hydrangeas, viburnum, lamium and coral bells give color all season while the maidenhair grass give motion and texture.

This front corner needed a jolt of curb appeal.  With full sun and low maintenance required, we added barberries, blue mist spirea, snow mound spirea and salvias to give color and interest.

This full yard remodel created a beautiful landscape the homeowners can enjoy all season long.  We also added raised vegetable beds on a sunny side of the house that was never used before.  Shade and ornamental trees along with easy care shrubs and perennials complete the landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This home was new construction so we had a blank canvas to work with.  The HOA required drought tolerant plants and the homeowners had a very good idea of what they wanted.  We put it all together and it turned out wonderful.

This extensive new landscape in Redlands Mesa incorporated beautiful native trees, shrubs and perennials with a stunning contemporary custom built home.  We choose plants that had an architectural vibe and structure to compliment the home while blending in with the subdivisions’ landscape requirements.

Yuccas, lavenders, brooms, agastache and grasses are just a few of the plants we chose to add curb appeal to this home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock retaining walls, dry stream beds and rock mulch all add to the natural look we were going for on this project.

 

2016

This new construction project in Clifton started as a blank slate.  Between the client, KB Concrete and T & S Landscaping, everything the client wants will be installed this year.

Blank slate in the back yard. Client wants raised beds along fence, firepit, pondless waterfall and extended patio.

Blank slate in the back yard. Client wants raised beds along fence, firepit, pondless waterfall and extended patio.

Even though this is a small backyard, everything the client wants can be done and look great.

Even though this is a small backyard, everything the client wants can be done and look great.

Blank slate in the front yard. Client wanted dry stream bed to harvest rainwater from downspout and water wise plants.

Blank slate in the front yard. Client wanted dry stream bed to harvest rainwater from downspout and water wise plants.

Here is the digital design. Pinon pine, lavender, agastache, ice plant, artemesia, russian sage and fern bush give color and texture all season long.

Here is the digital design. Pinon pine, lavender, agastache, ice plant, artemesia, russian sage and fern bush give color and texture all season long.

This Grand Junction homeowner needed an updated front yard.  T & S Landscaping did a great job of making the design come to life.

Overgrown evergreens and awkward shade tree add no curb appeal to this front yard.

Overgrown evergreens and awkward shade tree add no curb appeal to this front yard.

By removing the evergreens and adding concrete curbing, rock mulch and colorful shrubs and perennials, this front yard is low maintenance and beautiful.

By removing the evergreens and adding concrete curbing, rock mulch and colorful shrubs and perennials, this front yard is low maintenance and beautiful.

New front yard looks updated and has lots of curb appeal. The Hot Wings maple tree will add interest all season long.

New front yard looks updated and has lots of curb appeal. The Hot Wings maple tree will add interest all season long.

Easy additions to this Grand Junction backyard.

The homeowners of this Grand Junction home wanted a place to bbq and add more plants to the corner of their backyard.

The homeowners of this Grand Junction home wanted a place to bbq and add more plants to the corner of their backyard.

Viola!

Viola!

2015

This north Grand Junction project took an overgrown landscape and brought it up to a colorful, interesting front yard and entrance. T & S Landscaping did a great job of bringing this design to fruition.

King front entry

Low growing veronica, lavender and spireas has color and texture to the front entry.

Low growing veronica, lavender and spireas has color and texture to the front entry.

King right entry

Lavender, bridal veil spirea and sand cherries add color under the shade trees.

Lavender, bridal veil spirea and sand cherries add color under the shade trees.

King left entry

Curb appeal is everywhere after we added lavender, spireas, butterfly bush, sand cherries and a lovely crab apple tree.

Curb appeal is everywhere after we added lavender, spireas, butterfly bush, sand cherries and a lovely crab apple tree.

This landscape on the Redlands was overgrown and neglected.  The new owners wanted a fresh, clean look for their beautiful courtyard.

Before we cleaned up the overgrown plantings.

Before we cleaned up the overgrown plantings.

After we cleaned up the area and planted a beautiful pinon pine.

After we cleaned up the area and planted a beautiful pinon pine.

2014

This home in Fruita went from drab to fab with a bit of garden designing.  Thanks to Benson Landscaping for making it happen.

Before

Before

Firestone front yard

After the addition of a crab apple tree, roses, ornamental grass, spireas and an upright juniper the curb appeal of this home in Fruita went through the roof.

Before

Before

Grasses, groundcovers and perennials really make a difference in this front yard.

Grasses, groundcovers and perennials really make a difference in this front yard.

This home on the Redlands needed a backyard make-over.  We created a meditation area and built planter boxes around the patio to grow herbs and flowers.

We turned a corner of the yard into a meditation area complete with a fire pit.

We turned a corner of the yard into a meditation area complete with a fire pit.

Much more usable deck with planters surrounding the new flooring.

Much more usable deck with planters surrounding the new flooring.

2013

This duplex on the Redlands needed major curb appeal make-over.  With the new design installed, they are able to command more rent because of the attractive and useful landscape.

Duplex in need of a landscape make over.

Duplex in need of a landscape make over.

Here's the plan.

Here’s the plan.

2012
This home in Olathe needed a more welcoming entry and patio.  Easy care plants with season long color did the trick.
Shaver patio and driveway view before design

Shaver patio and driveway view before design

Shaver patio and driveway view

2011

This Grand Junction backyard needed more color, texture and interest to soften the impact of the large raised beds.

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What a difference colorful perennials and shrubs make to this planter.

What a difference colorful perennials and shrubs make to this planter.

2010

So much more color and texture in this Redlands mailbox planting bed.
Before

Before

A plum tree, agastache, lavender, sedums and lilac bush all help this front entrance become interesting all year long.

Just a fence and small planting beds on either side of the sidewalk make a huge difference in this Redlands front entry.

 

2009

This client had a blank slate to work with.  I designed a xeriscape planting to blend in and enhance the natural surroundings.  The patios and walls were constructed by Johnson Landscaping.

Before the huge planter wall.
The planter wall with new plants inside.
2008

This client had the views of the valley from The Ridges but no interest in the front yard.  Now it is a pleasure to drive up to this beautiful home.

2007
I have been designing and planting the Enterprise Bldg planters in downtown Grand Junction since the Spring of 2007.  Every year we do it a little different but the result is always the same.  Stunning!
Enterprise Bldg before the design process.
Planter boxes filled with flowers and herbs.
In all of its summer glory.

 

Show stopping colors and textures.
2006
The homeowner had a wagon wheel and lots of ideas.  We helped bring more flowers, shrubs and a Canada Red chokecherry tree into the space to liven it up bit.

 

One thought on “Portfolio Pictures

  1. Dave & Dorothy Throop

    Hi Kathy,
    My wife and I are new to the area. We are interested in purchasing a lot to built on.
    We would like to buy an hour of your time to educate ourselves and talk about future design of a lot we are currently looking at. We would like to meet at the lot located at 2347 Promontory Ct.
    Please contact us via email or (907) 460-1314.

    Reply

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