New entry plantings feature native and heirloom plants in a naturalistic but groomed style. Airy Switch Grass, pollinator-attracting American Heliotrope, and pass-along Milk and Wine Lilies intermingle in the center beds. South Carolina state flower, Carolina Jessamine will cloak a living fence. All plants thrive with minimal irrigation, organic fertilizers and no synthetic pesticides. We'll celebrate the subtle beauty and the transition that plants make through seasons in the Sandhills that our Capital City is built on. (Photos are from similar projects)
Master plan for an old farmstead which is now intended to be used for rentals and music festivals.
We created a modern version of wild sandhills meadows in a green space in what had been a parking lot since 1920. Using perfectly adapted plants and all low impact techniques; no irrigation system, no soil amendments, no synthetic chemicals a barren back door became a welcoming parking garden. Here’s a link to blog on the plants we used in this plant-stressful site.
Owner installed a gym & coffee bar inside and wanted the landscape to be just as cool. "I want employees to know they're in a special place, to be proud of their work, from the moment they pull in the parking lots." We designed and constructed custom benches and add other very modern elements including a grove of tortoise shell bamboo.
Jenks was the first curator of this garden; hired the crew, did the plantings and kept the garden for 10 years. Almost a million people a year visit this garden. The collections we established in the 1990’s have been enhanced and built on by a talented team of horticulturists. You can see tons of photo on line but this in this one, you can see early soil prep and plantings.