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Blocks, Boulders and Blooms


    Natural landscaping in a mountain setting

    The Blocks, Boulders and Blooms project represents the seamless fusion of human creativity and Mother Nature’s beauty. Nestled in the heart of Evergreen, this outdoor landscaping project has brought a touch of wilderness to this modern home.


    retaining wall

    Block Retaining Wall

    The cornerstone of the project is the crafted block retaining wall. Rising gracefully along the garden’s edge, this structural masterpiece not only adds aesthetic charm but also serves the essential function of terracing, providing stability to the terrain. The choice of natural stone colors and textures blends seamlessly with the environment, creating a harmonious transition between the man-made and the organic.

    Rock Riverbed

    A meandering rock riverbed gracefully winds through the landscape, bringing a sense of serenity and movement to the space. Hand-selected river rocks, thoughtfully arranged, create the illusion of a natural watercourse. The riverbed serves both an aesthetic and functional purpose, as it helps with drainage and soil retention while enhancing the overall appeal of the garden.

    rock riverbed


    Strategically placed boulders of varying sizes serve as focal points and anchors within the landscape. These massive stones, artfully positioned, provide a sense of permanence and create a visually appealing contrast to the softer elements of the garden. They also offer natural seating and a place for contemplation, allowing visitors to connect with the surroundings on a deeper level.

    Local Wildflowers

    The soul of the project lies in the vibrant tapestry of local wildflowers that paint the landscape with their seasonal blooms. A carefully curated selection of native flora brings a burst of color and life to the garden. Not only do these wildflowers attract pollinators and support local biodiversity, but they also provide a constantly changing backdrop, ensuring that every visit to the garden is a unique experience.

    local wildflowers


    This project is a testament to the artistry of landscape design, showcasing the perfect marriage of human ingenuity and the natural world. This completed project showcases the beauty that can be achieved when we work in harmony with the environment. It offers a tranquil retreat, an opportunity to reconnect with nature, and a visual feast for the senses, reminding us of the magic that can be created when we respect and celebrate the world around us.

    aerial view of landscaping

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    Photography by Ryan Begin