Sunday, June 5, 2011

Historic Michigan Avenue Terrace

My crew and I were busy this week, installing a gorgeous container garden at an historic Michigan Avenue building.  We were blessed with great weather and the sounds from a concert at nearby Northerly Island wafted over as we finished up our work. The design?  A true collaboration.  This client has a great eye for design.  She had started off her design with several large white pots and evergreens last year.  We took her original idea to the next level, turning this......


And this....


Into this......

 And this.....


The goal was to frame the views and keep the children from the edges of the building.  We moved existing pots, ordered more in larger and different shapes.  Then this......
Became this......


The view - intact.  We avoided tall trees or waving grasses so common in roof deck design.  Keeping the plantings low lets the view shine through.

The view before.....
The view after......

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