Season Wrap Up

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New year, new plans, new memories to make.

So long 2018.  After completing 4 years in business, I am excited to have achieved some major milestones thanks to a great group of clients and collaborators. Together we completed several wonderful projects and started new ones. RSD won an atHome A-List design award, had a project published in Houzz, another win a HOBI, and produced our first advertisement in support of an important cause.  Best of all, everyone of us involved had a lot of fun in the dirt creating landscapes full of beauty, joy and meaning.

Welcome 2019. Looking forward to continuing in the new year with full force.

Wishing everyone a year full of happiness, success, and joy.


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RSD’s First Ad to Support Greenwich Historical Society’s Fundraiser Antiquarius

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At the CT HOBI’s for Best New/Old House

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Project Highlights

What an amazing summer we are having this year...lots of hot humid weather, so much rain, many perfect beach days, and several special projects completed. 

These are new summertime images of current projects.  In certain cases, I have been eagerly planning years to bring these to life. 

Fall Highlights

Fall blooming Japanese Anemone 

Fall blooming Japanese Anemone 

Even though we have mentally been in winter mode this month gearing up for the holiday season, today is the last astrolonimical day of Fall.   Tomorrow's solstice kicks off the official start of winter as the day with the fewest hours of sunlight for the year.  For me, this is a happy seasonal milestone because it means we can now start looking forward to the days getting longer and longer again, and more time to play outside.    

While we had underwhelming Fall foliage for this area, we did get to have an extended warm period....a summer encore full of blooms, flora and fauna with days mild enough to sit out on a patio or by a fire pit.   Then, in true New England fashion, just as we started getting comfortable without jackets, we suddenly shifted right into snow.

Here are some Fall images of current projects.  Stay tuned for more updates as these landscapes continue to be developed.

With shorter days and warmer weather, we use our lights more and more

With shorter days and warmer weather, we use our lights more and more

New patios for dining & fire pit, path, lawn, shade trees, with new and existing plants combined together

New patios for dining & fire pit, path, lawn, shade trees, with new and existing plants combined together

Colorful container flowers

Colorful container flowers

New stone sitting walls separate the new patio from the play lawn.  Stone from the site was saved and re-used to echo the old walls on the property. 

New stone sitting walls separate the new patio from the play lawn.  Stone from the site was saved and re-used to echo the old walls on the property. 

Renovated 18th Century farmhouse with a reconfigured driveway approach and front entry to home

Renovated 18th Century farmhouse with a reconfigured driveway approach and front entry to home

Front entry at the end of the day

Front entry at the end of the day

Night view of trees

Night view of trees

Last planting for 2017 during our first snow....over 500 linear feet of evergreen screening trees.  So much fun to play in the snow that day!

Last planting for 2017 during our first snow....over 500 linear feet of evergreen screening trees.  So much fun to play in the snow that day!

Summer Highlights

Small Buddha hiding in the Hellebores

Small Buddha hiding in the Hellebores

What a beautiful summer we have had...perfect weather to spend a lot of time outside enjoying ourselves.  I miss it already even though it hasn't even officially ended yet.  

These are some new summertime images of current projects.  

Swimming pool set in lawn with paving islands for easy lounging.  Tall evergreen screening trees.

Swimming pool set in lawn with paving islands for easy lounging.  Tall evergreen screening trees.

Happy pollinators

Happy pollinators

Pool, path, raised patio with evergreen plants & new home addition

Pool, path, raised patio with evergreen plants & new home addition

Beautify and tough native flower (echinacea and liatris)

Beautify and tough native flower (echinacea and liatris)

Echinacea close up

Echinacea close up

Mixed boxwoods, hedging, mature and new trees, lawn and perennials

Mixed boxwoods, hedging, mature and new trees, lawn and perennials

Summer color 

Summer color 

Native Black Eyed Susan at the end of summer

Native Black Eyed Susan at the end of summer

Spring Highlights

It's that magical time of year again in the landscape and these are just a few images of current projects....more to follow as we continue to progress through the seasons.

Spring Rain on Lady's Mantle. Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Spring Rain on Lady's Mantle. Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Cherry Blossoms.  Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Cherry Blossoms.  Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Patio, Sitting Walls, Fire Pit & Cherry Blossoms

Patio, Sitting Walls, Fire Pit & Cherry Blossoms

Front Path

Front Path

Stone Wall, Boxwood & Uplighting

Stone Wall, Boxwood & Uplighting

Night Sky View. Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Night Sky View. Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Fire Pit. Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Fire Pit. Photo by John Ferris Robben.

S'mores!  Photo by John Ferris Robben.

S'mores!  Photo by John Ferris Robben.

Pink Dogwood flower

Pink Dogwood flower

Garden Bench & Fountain

Garden Bench & Fountain

Fragrant Lilac

Fragrant Lilac

Alpine Strawberry Blossom.  Let the eating season begin!

Alpine Strawberry Blossom.  Let the eating season begin!