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Small Gardens, Big Ideas. Garden Design Magazine Highlights an SEI Garden

The current issue of Garden Design magazine includes a great article with 20 strategies for designing small spaces.  Read Functionally Carefree to learn about my philosophy of “making every element count – at least twice” in a small space and see a wonderful backyard retreat in Greenwood. You can pick up a copy of Garden […]

What’s Old is New

A few years ago, Sunset magazine featured my garden in Small Yard Makeovers.  They recently re-released this special edition.  It will be on newsstands until May 12th.  It has lots of inspiring gardens and design ideas. One of favorite pictures is this simple collection of containers designed by Daniel Nolan.  Daniel works for Flora Grubb […]

SEI Goes Bulldog!

When I was in middle school, I had a Seattle Times newspaper route. On Saturday mornings, a few customers would get the first edition of the Sunday paper – called the “Bulldog”. You can imagine my surprise this morning when I went to QFC on Saturday morning to get some groceries and I saw an […]

Gray Magazine On-line Features SEI Project

Halloween is just a few days away, but don’t fooled by the pumpkins on the front porch!  The first picture below was taken a few years ago before we were hired to design a new front entry landscape for this Kirkland home and its exterior remodel.  Read more in is this Gray Magazine On-line article. […]

Looking Back…

Looking back at my college years, I can’t forget how fortunate I was when graduation season approached. By the time I finished Landscape Architecture School in 1999, I had already started my landscape construction business.  A couple of my classmates bypassed working for landscape architecture firms that focused on public and commercial projects.  Instead, they started […]

Sneak Peak Continued…

Here’s another picture of the “Contemporary Color” project that will posting on our website soon.  This garden’s lounging area was featured last year in Seattle Magazine.  Thanks to Alex Crook for the great images.  

Seattle Times Features SEI Garden

Check out Valerie Easton’s Seattle Times article about Scot and Devin’s own Maple Leaf garden.  Read how they transformed their landscape from a sloping, open yard to an intimate, multi-function garden.  With design ideas for small living spaces and beautiful photographs of the current garden, this article gives a glimpse into the elements that make up a great SEI design.

Make a Statement with Your Garden Entry

Garden entryways can set the tone for the whole landscape and leave a lasting impression on the avid garden-goer and passerby.  This entryway, at one of our beach inspired gardens, is featured in the September issue of Sunset magazine for just that.  The use of granite for soil retention and steps that lead up and through to the front door provide […]

Fire Starter

SEI is featured in the July “SHELTER” section of Seattle Magazine. The project featured has many of the qualities that clients seek in their outdoor spaces: It maximizes a small, sloping lot with numerous outdoor living spaces (we created 4 distinct outdoor rooms). It looks great all year long! The bold hardscape design and graphic, low maintenance […]

SEI Is Featured In Sunset Magazine’s “Small Yard Makeover” Edition