An orange house and a powder blue deck. Leland cypress trees on the ground due to the weight of a snow on the trees after a big snowstorm. An initial meeting with the client, standing in the back garden, wondering how do we make a garden on this site, and with this house, work? That was our starting point. The result is a garden that is unexpected in Washington, DC where most homeowners select “colonial” or “traditional” as their garden themes. The name of the game has to be fun sometimes, and we let ourselves go with this design. We didn't do what was predictable, we ran with what the client had started. We weren't afraid to do something different.