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Garden Design

In 2000 our property was a humble wheat field. In the past decade Jack and I made several structural additions to our two-acre parcel. We built an amazing red barn, a plethora of arbors, planted formal and informal landscaping, constructed rock walls—and our latest addition—our chicken coop. We have lots to share as our garden continues to grow and be redefined. We hope you join us in this journey.


It's a beautiful 4th of July morning here at the Roost!  I can hear Matisse, Mondo and Norton crowing outside as I catch up on some very neglected blog posts. 

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I must share my obsession for mannequins. For the past few years I have been fixated on them—just ask my Pinterest followers: "Hey, what's with all the mannequin pins?" My obsession (as if it has some kind of power over me) seduced me into purchasing two male forms, two women torsos, and two pair of cobbler shoes (not necessarily mannequin-like but relates to this obsessive storyline). You can bet I have huge plans for my manne-finds. 

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Jack is so darn cute! When ever he sees an article that might be interesting to me he sets it on the kitchen island. One such article was on hypertufa—creating artificial stone.

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She is quiet and unassuming. She possesses a feminine beauty that would make any man or woman blush. She gardens, she crafts, she cooks (can she ever cook!) and she makes the most amazing truffles. Chandos and I have been friends for more than thirty years. Though we are opposites in many ways there is a bond we share that is truly special. Long before Le Poule Roost was ever conceived I was honored to take photographs of her amazing garden and she has granted me permission to share them with you. 

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