Creating a landscape for this family of four has been a twenty-five-year project of pure enjoyment. Initially, the client wanted improvements to the rudimentary landscape which came with the house. As the family’s needs grew, we added a terrace, pergola, outdoor kitchen, and finally a pool and spa. Blending the new pool and pool house into the landscape, filled with towering oaks, was a challenge. But the inclusion of native planting, encouraged by the owners’ eco-conscious daughter, a natural setting was created in front and behind the pool house, open to the forested area behind. Each year, we design exotic annual arrangements for all the planters.