Garden Design for the South
Design Services and Consulting
Garden design services for Atlanta-area gardeners. Planning, design, plant selection and maintenance advice.
One-on-one coaching for anyone new to gardening in the South.
Mentoring for landscape professionals interested in learning seasonal color design.
“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.”
Color-Rich Gardening for the South
Roxann Ward’s book is now available on the University of North Carolina Press website. You’ll find the order link under the Book tab.
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- Embracing Failure: Making Peace with Your Imperfect GardenGardening is a metaphor for life. I’ve come across this saying in books and magazine articles over the years, and I can tell you it is true. Gardening is a lot like life – full of ups and downs. There are many days when things sail along smoothly. There areContinue reading “Embracing Failure: Making Peace with Your Imperfect Garden”
- August Garden Critique: The Good, The Bad, and The UglyWhen the 90 degree heat and humidity of August arrive in Georgia, I take a month-long break from gardening. Honestly, it’s just too hot here in zone 8 to get much accomplished, so for me it is a month to reflect on the highs and lows of my spring andContinue reading “August Garden Critique: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”
- Glorious Greens: Using Foliage Plants to Create Beautiful Garden SpacesI began gardening in my twenties, and for me it was all about flowers, lots and lots of flowers. Foliage? If a plant or shrub I chose for my garden had interesting, attractive foliage, well that was a nice bonus. Many years later, as I started to visit other gardens,Continue reading “Glorious Greens: Using Foliage Plants to Create Beautiful Garden Spaces”