We recently visited Stephen and Kristin Patagas, Landscape Architect and Designers home.
Together they call their design company Hortus Oasis. Visit their website for a look at their extensive body of work.
They have a new book, Southern Coastal Home Landscaping, you should check out if you have a home in Florida and enjoy your outdoor spaces and rooms. It is filled with great ideas and technique. The Table of Contents hints at what you will find but only hints as the images and illustrations and the clarity and depth of the ideas are a culmination of their life's work together making great outdoor spaces.
The Patagus landscape features primarily drought tolerant plants in unirrigated areas and no lawn.
Long time friend, Randy Knight joined us for the tour. Randy is the Director of Horticulture at The beautiful Polasek Sculpture Gardens and Museum in Winter Park that we will feature in an upcoming post.
Low maintenance, drought tolerant containers were used to feature their collection of containers and artifacts from Bali, the place where they have drawn much of their inspiration for their design.
The back yard is filled with raised beds of vegetables, a grape arbor featuring the Southern Home variety and butterfly garden plants.
That’s the neighbors lawn you see in the backdrop of this turf free property.
A look inside shows a designers talent and taste for collectables from around the world.
They are very fond of using Succulents and Bulbine for low maintenance, long lived and drought tolerance.