The client’s existing landscape in Leesburg, VA consisted of nothing but turf; and the rear of the property abuts a large common area also turfed. Because of distinct wind patterns sweeping through the space and the client’s previous home in a Midwest state, we decided on a distinct shortgrass prairie concept to the design, and I called for perennials and grasses which would accentuate the breezes both through their movements and sounds. A primary concern of the client was the establishment of clear property boundaries at each corner while still maintaining an open feeling; this was achieved by cedar split rail fences backing small vignettes of planted beds at the points. A large circular seat wall circle encloses very tall prairie type grasses which are growing from a slightly mounded elevation change in terrain. A hand-colored rendering is here for those interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidjbockman/280864888/sizes/o/in/set-72157604081032670/ Thanks for viewing!