Monday, May 16, 2016

2 Parts of Patience

I find one of the most difficult challenges of designing custom home landscapes is having patience.  One thing I've learned here at Bonin Architects is that designing a custom home can be a long process.  Today was very exciting for me.  The first delivery of plants came to a project we've been working on for over 2 years.  It's not uncommon for a custom home to take over a year to build, not to mention several months to design.  However, it is very gratifying to see your vision take shape.  I can't wait for perennials and sod go in and to see the site really transform.

The second part of being patient with a landscape is with the plants themselves.  It's easy to get carried away and over-plant a bed.  There is always a balance between making something look good now and making sure it's going to look good years down the road.  The Climbing Hydrangeas (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) along this retaining wall are going to look awesome when they bloom this summer, but are going to look even more incredible in a few years.

Check back soon for more updates on this Bonin Architects stunner.