Smalls Landscaping Wins 2007 Indiana Nursery & Landscape Award of Excellence
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
Taking a closer Look at the 2007 INLA Award of Excellence
Small’s Landscaping, Residential Design/Build Category for Drasga Residence – A New Look
This design/build project took place on a 10-acre residence that sits at the end of a long driveway, but is still visible from a busy street. The client wanted a pond they could enjoy from inside their house. They also wanted space to entertain, which included a firepit and places to walk through their new gardens. There was a 3-acre pond to the right of the house and an existing pool to consider. The client also wanted to re-use some of their existing plants.
- A Carpinus hedge creates a wall that separates the more public front door area from the family’s pond and front walk gardens. A casual glance offers a few hints to what lies past the “wall.”
- The Alaskan Cedar balances the height of the Hornbeams.
- A forest Pansy Redbud, a Japanese Maple, and Chamaecyparis ‘gold threads’ add varying heights and interesting season leaf color against the blue of the house.
- An immense Blue Nest Spruce weighs down the verticality of the Hornbeam hedge. A smaller one is used nearer to the front door to balance the color and texture.
- Other perennials used in this area include: Cerastium tomentosum (Snow-in Summer), Knifophia ‘traffic light’, Echinacea ‘sundown’ and ‘double decker’, Nepeta ‘Walker’s low’, Heuchera ‘palace purple’, Cimicifuga ‘brunette’ and variegated Iris ensata.
- Twin waterfalls rush into this 15’ X 25’ pond to create a peaceful scene when viewed from the house.
- A mix of tropical and perennial pond plants, including Juncus spiralis and Alocasia adora, add character to this newly installed pond.
- Edging the pond are specimen trees such as Blue Prostate spruce, Japanese Maple ‘bloodgood’, and a massive Weeping White Pine.
Expert stone placement by our pond crew makes this pond more interesting to look at, gives Koi a place to hide, and helps to conceal any potted water plants.
The 2007 Indiana Nursery & Landscape Awards were presented at the Indiana Green Expo in January 2008. These awards recognize excellence in our industry—physical projects as well as extraordinary contributions by individuals.
The awards are:
- Nursery & Landscape Achievement Awards
- INLA Award of Merit
- Indiana Nursery & Landscape employee of the Year
- INLA Awards of Excellence