Posts Tagged ‘Gardening with Water’

Following an earlier meeting with Rosita Trinca at our offices in Washington, DC (see our previous blog post), Eric Groft and John Knowlton of Oehme, van Sweden travelled to the Trinca home in Greenwich, Connecticut to supervise the replacement of a Douglas Fir tree that blew down during a late spring storm. The tree was replaced with a sculptural Pinus parvifolia with the help of Jeff Jones and crew.

Donovon the gardener, Jeff Jones and Edmundo from Gardens by Jeffery and John Knowlton of OvS at the Trinca Garden

Additional work was completed to update other parts of the garden, including places stone in the woodland garden.

Jeff Jones and Eric Groft selecting granite boulders to be placed in the Woodland garden

While visiting the Trinca home, we were delighted to see how our previous work has withstood the test of time. The “Lotus” fountain, seen below, was originally designed by Jim van Sweden and Eric Groft and featured in their book Gardening with Water. Here is how it looks today…

Lotus Fountain

 With our work complete, the Trinca garden is now ready for the autumn season!

The Trinca garden ready for autumn

To see the Trinca garden up close, you can participate in the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour next summer, when OvS Principal Eric Groft will be in the garden to guide the tour and answer questions.

The Trinca Home

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Oehme, van Sweden & Associates blog. Founded in 1977 by Principals Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden, both fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Oehme, van Sweden is widely known for our artistic design solutions that balance sustainable practices with concerns about life-cycle costs and maintenance. Our deep appreciation of nature and consistent focus on horticulture are the inspirations behind our “New American Garden” style of landscape architecture, which is based on the year-round qualities of the natural environment.

Today, Oehme, van Sweden’s twelve professional landscape architects create outdoor environments that honor the legacy of our founders while breaking new ground in the field of landscape architecture. Through our blog, we look forward to sharing our inspirations, exploring new developments in the field of landscape architecture, and keeping you abreast of our latest news.

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