We do not always get to visit the places we design when we want to (we want to visit all the time), but sometimes we get a special treat and a friend goes for us. This summer we were surprised to learn that a friend from Minnesota had taken his family to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and visited the Green Play Yard.
Andy Fox has led the NC State Design+Build to another amazing award - First Place in the 2015 Chesapeake Stormwater Network Best Innovative BMP Outside the Watershed.
Jesse's family is featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Flora, the Duke Gardens magazine. In the article, he tells the story of how his kids touched the earth for the first time and discusses the value of Duke Gardens to the community.
We're already in love with native plants, but every season seems to teach us something new. This year, we became enamored with Wood Aster and Little Bluestem, watching them slowly change and wither together.
After careful thought and somewhat mind-numbing consideration, we finally decided that Lift is the name that describes us best. You will find that [ED] is often included in the name, meaning "Environmental Design". We are very happy to have landed upon this name, and we want to share with you exactly how it happened: