A Studio on Cary Street in Downtown Richmond
When this renowned artist asked me to landscape his studio on Cary Street. When I learned that his space had no irrigation or light available, I immediately thought of using boulders.
There is no better way than using stone to add drama and powerful energy to a landscape. The initial outlay for boulders can seem expensive at $250.00 a ton, but that is off set by absolutely no maintenance. The difficult component of using boulders is just getting them to the perfect spot with the perfect angle showing!
In his museum exhibits, this artist is referred as an abstract environmentalist. Our design stayed abstract by creating small vignettes within the narrow space. We integrated it with St. John’s Wort ground cover and the geometric Dee Runk Boxwoods.
We placed a “muy grande” boulder in front of the building for instant identification of the space. The plantings include a purple flowered vitax which hates to be watered and a few sedums planted close to the rock.