Our friends were looking for a landscape update for their gorgeous Tudor home in West Des Moines. This project was a treat because our clients are completely capable DIY-ers, so we were able to talk through the design plan knowing exactly who was doing the installation work.  A landscape update is less of a big […]

In the Studio | Tudor Landscape Update

In the studio

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When I started Red Fern Landscape Design, our kids were babies and my office was carved out of a corner of our bedroom.  Since that first year I’ve had an office in each home we’ve lived in that was dedicated to the business – that has been wonderful.  Design work involves spreading out lots and […]

In the Studio | Studio Renovation: Work in Progress

In the studio

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At any garden center right now, next to the pumpkins, there are so many options for fall container garden plants.  While pansies and mums are the most common choices, you don’t have to be limited. Ornamental versions of cold-hardy edible plants offer a range of color, texture, and size for your fall container garden.  Consider […]

Fall Container Gardens- Shopping


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