Design Portfolio

At Front Stoop Pocket Gardens, we enjoy working in a variety of settings, both urban and rural, small and expansive. We approach every design with a commitment to sustainability and a consciousness of the ecology of the site.

 

Flying Trillium Gardens and Nature Preserve,          The Forest Garden

The Forest Garden at Flying Trillium Gardens is an ongoing restoration of a small forested area, damaged by Hurricane Irene and prior to that, by years of de-vegetation by deer.

Skidmore community garden

The Skidmore Community Garden (formerly the Skidmore Student Garden) has the opportunity to relocate from its first home on North Broadway in 2013, backed by administrative support. The design of the new garden implemented permaculture ideals. The overall design imitates the wing of a butterfly, and the beds within are intended to serve as the pattern of the wing.

We designed a 20' long front entrance garden, as well as a shallow planting bed along the walkway up to the house.

We designed a 20' long front entrance garden, as well as a shallow planting bed along the walkway up to the house.

The Oser-Koller Residence

This garden was a real joy to work on. Our goals were to create a garden with lots of color that provided a lot of habitat to pollinators and other wildlife, and that suited the variety of soils we found there.

The pines to the left are complimented by the evergreen Inkberry and the Potentilla provides a pop of color. The potentilla has been left space to grow and fill the area.

The pines to the left are complimented by the evergreen Inkberry and the Potentilla provides a pop of color. The potentilla has been left space to grow and fill the area.

Craryville, NY

A home situated amongst pines and mosses, the owner just needed some deer-resistant shrubs to liven up the front of the house. We went with a simple but elegant combination of Ilex glabra (Inkberry) and Potentilla fruticosa (Shrubby Cinquefoil).

A front entry bed that needed some rejuvenation was reconfigured and redesigned to be low-maintenance and pollinator-friendly.

A front entry bed that needed some rejuvenation was reconfigured and redesigned to be low-maintenance and pollinator-friendly.

The Rue Residence

This home has been a joy to work on over the course of the season. One of our clients for whom we provide garden maintenance services, we have worked to enhance the beauty of the plants already there and added to the landscape to encourage wildlife to visit.