Hardscape

Lotus Gardenscapes -- Knotty Cedar Pergola -- Pergola with House and Patio, Skyward View -- Wood

A Guide to Wood Structures in the Garden

WOOD STRUCTURES IN THE GARDEN By Traven Pelletier   The structure of a garden is not defined only by its annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, the Architecture and the various built elements designed in or around a garden often provide the strongest elements of the space, and...

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Lotus Gardenscapes -- Web Page Header Photo -- Landscape Design Pricing Guide -- Stone Retainer Wall, Patio and Planters

A Practical Guide to Choosing Patio Materials

by Traven Pelletier  (originally published in Michigan Gardener Magazine April 2014) Paving an outdoor space is an age-old human activity—even a superficial look into the architecture of ancient civilizations yields stone pavement in almost every case. If you are interested in creating, renovating, or just researching...

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Lotus Gardenscapes -- Knotty Cedar Pergola -- Pergola with House and Patio, Skyward View -- Wood

Designing an Outdoor Room

"Designing an Outdoor Room" By Traven Pelletier – Owner, Bloom Garden Center & Lead Designer at Elemental Design. An Artist and Designer at Heart, Traven has worked in the Landscape Industry since 1995 with a primary focus on highly creative Landscape/Art installations. His design/build installation...

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