Author Archives: currant design

Contemporary Evergreens

The clients for this design had one major request, “we don’t want any deciduous, messy stuff”.  The plant palette had to consist of mostly evergreen and some semi-evergreen species, while maintaining a clean, contemporary design. The vertical, rectilinear forms of … Continue reading

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Lushing up a shade garden

40-50 year old rhodys shade this small hillside that slopes to a walkway in front of floor-to-ceiling windows, along the kitchen and dining room.  A palette of 3 hosta varieties, 2 fern varieties, acuba, white bleeding heart, japanese forest grass, … Continue reading

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Home Sweet-Sustainable-Cottage Home…

The Cottages at Redondo project is slated to be the first of its kind for the City of Federal Way.  The City has been working with our development team to promote the building of multiple, small footprint dwelling units on … Continue reading

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“Stumped” by a spring bloomer at Greenlake

I decided to take a little stroll around Greenlake this morning to check out the trace of snow and identify a few colorful bloomers I’ve noticed on my runs. One tree in particular had me racking my brain (back to … Continue reading

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Before…. After…. We still have a few finishing touches for this front entry… my client would like to replace the first 16′ of the driveway with a pervious paver (which will be extremely helpful for the amount of runoff and … Continue reading

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Plant day at the Medina Project!

We’re getting closer and closer to finishing up the entry/driveway on the Medina Project! I visited the largest plant nursery I’ve ever seen today, in Woodinville, WA – Vibrant Plants.  It was an overwhelmingly awesome experience!  Of course, I spent … Continue reading

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Rainscreens – how do they work?

Patty – thanks for your question!  This is exactly why I wanted to get this blog up and running. To answer your question about rainscreens… it’s an exterior application of horizontal wood paneling, mounted slightly off the base wall (with … Continue reading

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