A client asked us for a pot for the beginning of their front walk. We thought a pot would be too dominate. Instead, we suggested a simple piece of art. Knowing they are horse lovers, we designed and fabricated a sphere made of horseshoes.
Posted on May 15th, 2013 by scot
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Posted on March 5th, 2013 by scot
The scope of this project was to create a low maintenance and dramatic entrance, define the auto-court, preserve the existing walls and screen the neighbor’s house to the south. We accomplished this with three well placed pots of clumping bamboo. I love using pots because they are sculptural, they are opportunities for color, and they work well in confined spaces. These pots are from Old Town Fiberglass: www.oldtownfiberglass.com and the model is Pronto: www.oldtownfiberglass.com/products/standard-planters/cones/ponto/
Posted on February 5th, 2013 by scot
I took over 3000 photos with my iPhone last year. Here are just a few of the highlights from 2012.
A. Washington Park garden remodel with fire feature (not turned on). Late Summer 2012
B. Rock frog on Bainbridge Island. I passed this while on a bike ride. Early Summer 2012
C. Washington Park Residence completed Spring 2012.
D. Vuecrest Residence completed Summer 2012.
E. Up-state New York forest. I’m not use to seeing a forest without an understory. Fall 2012
F. Steel Planter. Mercer Island Residence completed in 2011. Spring 2012
G. A proud day. New trucks for the SEI Garden Services team. Late Spring 2012
H. Aniceto (SEI foreman of 5 years) and Ines’ 25th Wedding Anniversary. Great mariachi band, patron! Spring 2012
I. Don’t try this at home. I spotted these guys near Green Lake. Early Fall 2012
J. Here’s a great way to cover a wall with plants. Modern Hotel, Honolulu. Winter 2012
K. Devin and I hiked a short distance to this waterfall made very famous by Thomas Cole and other Hudson River School painters. Late Fall 2012
L. Devin and I discovered an old issue of Seattle Home and Lifestyle magazine featuring our garden on display at Left Bank Antiques in Anacortes. Summer 2012
M. Abeja Winery, Walla Walla. We stayed here on the first night of our summer vacation. It’s dreamy! I’ll post more images in the future. Late Summer 2012
N. Confluence Project, Cape Dissapointment, WA. I didn’t even know about the Confluence Projects before stopping at this park. The Confluence Project “is a collaborative effort of Pacific Northwest tribes, renowned artist Maya Lin, civic groups from Washington and Oregon and other artists, architects and landscape designers. The project stretches more than 300 miles from where the Columbia River flows into the Pacific Ocean, to Clarkston, WA with sites in both Oregon and Washington. Each of its seven sites features an art installation by Ms. Lin that interprets the area’s ecology and history, encouraging the visitor to reflect on how the surroundings have changed over time.” www.confluenceproject.org/about The boardwalk in the picture is inscribed with text from Lewis and Clark’s journals. Winter 2012
O. Wow! I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this incredibly long Ipomea. It is an annual too. NYC, Fall 2012
P. Inspiring colors at the Seattle Aquarium with my niece. Winter 2012
Posted on January 17th, 2013 by scot
Posted on December 20th, 2012 by scot
Conner sported his holiday gear yesterday after winning the office ugliest Christmas sweater contest. Conner has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington and works on the construction crew for Scot Eckley Inc. In his free time, Conner enjoys playing basketball and is currently volunteering as the assistant coach at his former high school. We are lucky to have him as a part of the SEI team!
Posted on December 19th, 2012 by scot
Posted on December 6th, 2012 by scot
I expected the boulder setting project in Idaho to take three days, but we finished in only two. Is was a real treat to have a free day to drive the long way back to Boise. Cody, one of the guys helping set the boulders, recommended I visit the Old Idaho Penitentiary in Warm Springs, just at the edge of Boise. It was built in 1870 and closed in 1973 and is now a museum. I was definitely intrigued and ended-up spending the afternoon there since many of the buildings are open for a self-guided tour. While seeing the cramped cells up-close and visualizing prison life was a little unsettling, I was fascinated by colors, textures and patterns throughout the buildings.