My landscape partner, Justin Martin, and I have tossed around the idea of creating functional landscape structures such as retaining walls, living arches, and grafted chairs for a few years. We have played with the concept, and have created a few original horticultural pieces.
The first was a living wedding arch for my daughter, Meghan and her husband Justin Lindsey. They were married beneath maple tree saplings harvested from the forest 6 months prior to their wedding date. After planting 3 trees in each huge pot, we wove them together into an arch and added pink bouganvilla. On her wedding day, the incredible living arch was transported to The Toledo Botannical Gardens and adorned with wild Queen Anne's Lace, pink roses and pale green orchids. BREATHTAKING!! Following the wedding, the living arch was planted in her yard.
This is not a new concept, and as a matter of fact, visionaries have tackled this spectacular art form for centuries! Now, my buddy Justin and I will be taking the concept to a new level altogether! We will be growing beautiful pet beds from willow trees that will be harvested and sold as a new Smucci product! There will be a bit of a wait, and we are anticipating a 2 year growth period before the final product is ready to be shipped. But we are committed, moving forward with this innovative idea, and are going to bring the very best for our customers at Smucci pet beds by ddkdesigns,llc!
Watch for updates on Horticultural Art by Smucci and Justin Martin!