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    • Earth TonesNative Plant Nursery and Landscapes
      Portfolio of design and installations
    • Our Mission
      Earth Tones provides landscape design using a 100% Native Plant Palette.
      We are dedicated to finding ecological approaches to fit every unique site.
      Our mission is to create aesthetically pleasing landscapes while also improving water quality, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.
    • Waterfront Property on Lake Lillinonah, Brookfield, CT
      Design Intent: Create a landscape that allows access and enjoyment of lakeside, while improving the health of the Lake.
    • Lake Lillinonah, Brookfield CTinitial site conditions…
      Issues to address:
      -Remove rotting timber tie wall and steps.
      -Create access to existing dock
      -Create sitting areas near water
      -address water runoff and improve water quality
      -remove invasive plant species
    • Existing Conditionremove timber tie wall, modify slope, install stone retaining and steps to dock area
    • Note existing path for road and driveway runoff.
    • Start with a Concept Plan
    • Create a Plan View
    • View from Water
    • Rain Garden Detail
    • Cut and Fill Section Views
    • Deconstruction
      Late in season, deconstruction phase
    • Shaping, setting rock and stone steps securing hillside to overwinter
    • View from entrance to lower patio and to firepit area. Upper patio not yet completed.
      View from dock
    • Spring planting and finish
      Firepit area from dock
      View from Fire pit looking back towards dock area and Rain garden
    • To Fire Pit Sitting Area
      Path to fire pit sitting area
      At fire pit
    • New House ConstructionMiddlebury, CT
      Design intent: Create a landscape that blends with surrounding natural environment.
      (and no lawn!)
    • Initial site conditions
    • Overall Plan
    • Installation
    • Into the second growing season.
    • From the porch looking out into landscape
    • Stone and landscaping continued to surround new barn
    • Transition from landscaped area to surrounding woods with pathway to access walking trails
    • DesignRoxbury, CT
      Design Intent:
      • Find the front door!
      • Lead the eye and create an inviting way to the front door.
      • Regrade to stop flooding into garage.
    • Roxbury, CTProblem: where is the front door?And address flooding issues
      Low point
      Direct eye to front entrance
      (around the corner)
    • Plan View/ Concept Plan
    • View of Front Entrance Section View with Rain Garden
    • Rain GardensLow Impact Development
      A rain garden is a simple, yet beautiful way to improve water quality and reduce flooding by collecting runoff and allowing it to percolate back into the ground.
      A rain garden is a shallow depression created in the landscape which is planted with native plants.
      Rain gardens are designed to hold water for less than 48hrs.
    • Small, sunny rain gardenCollecting roof runoff from gutter. Water directed to rain garden by buried pipes.
    • Versitile!
      This rain garden collects water from roof runoff and footing drains. Newly planted with ferns.
      Note the drain hidden by rocks
    • Small, shaded Rain Garden with decorative stone
    • This rain garden was designed to blend into patio design
      This photo was taken during the height of the storm. It captures roof run off directed by pipes underground and is part of the pea stone patio.
      Fire pit sitting area with Rain garden in background.
    • This Rain Garden was incorporated into an existing meadow.
      The Splash pad captures and slows the initial force of the water then the water slowly spreads out into the rest of the rain garden basin.
    • Erosion Control Planusing Rain Gardens in Lakeville, CT
    • Lakeville, CT
      Views of the overall slope, swales and rain garden plantings
    • Rain GardensWest Hartford, CT
      Design intent: Capture roof runoff and water from curtain drains. Protect quality of the Lake.
    • This design has two rain gardens and weep walls. The weep walls allow water to slowly “weep” through the stone. If there is a heavy rainfall, then the water that moves through the wall will have plenty of vegetation downhill to absorb it
      West Hartford, CT
    • West Hartford Rain Garden with Weep Wall Construction
      Sloped site
      Construction of basin and wall
    • Construction Phase
      Backfill with sand for drainage
      2in plugs placed and ready for planting
    • Upper rain garden
      Lower rain garden looking up towards the top rain garden.
      West Hartford, CT
    • Photo Gallery of other Projects
    • Fun with RocksNew Preston, CT
    • Table and chairs New Preston, CT
    • Water feature designed to be a Sphagnum Peat Bog and used as an educational tool.
      It has since been planted and now has a plethora of plant material and creates habitat for many species
      Earth Tones Nursery
      Woodbury, CT
    • Pergola and Plantings
      Earth Tones Nursery
      Woodbury, CT
    • Front Entrance
      Dry Stream Bed Representation
      Xeric Scape
      Publishing Firm
      Oxford, CT
    • Naturalized Hillside Planting
      New Preston, CT
    • Earth TonesNative Plant Nurseryand Landscapes
      Blending ecologically sound practices with aesthetically pleasing design.