“Verdant Escape” — Southern Lady Magazine, 2017

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 Function and Beauty Meet to Create a Vibrant Garden Expanse.

Troy Rhone’s team approached this landscape design project with an eye on ensuring it matched the interior design of the client’s house. He created a stunningly beautiful garden that blends the inside with the outside. The end result is a series of “garden rooms” that flow together but also exist as their own distinctive segments. While every garden room has its own identity, they are all intricately blended as well.

In addition to being a beautifully designed garden, it is very functional for the owners. Practical additions, like benches and a workshed, meet their everyday needs. Troy’s team also included rain barrels to store nutrient-rich rainwater. The landscape design provides plenty of space for fresh vegetables and cut flowers—making it a working garden.

See the full article “Verdant Escape” in Southern Lady magazine for additional details on the flowers and plants used for this landscape design.

“Down the Garden Path” — Flower Magazine, June 2016

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Get to know Garden Designer Troy Rhone in this intimate interview featured in Flower Magazine.

Many gardens are taking the modernist garden design approach today. However, Troy Rhone designs with a decidedly British accent, creating garden rooms with layered borders and expanses of green lawn. His designs feature impactful compositions and trained vines.

In this uniquely up-close interview with Troy Rhone, he delves into his history and his inspirations. The work of the early English landscape designers Vita Sackville-West and Gertrude Jeckll were two profoundly influential garden designers who affected the development of Troy’s style. What’s this garden designer’s favorite flower? Antique roses. Some of his favorites include ‘Crystal Fairy,’ ‘Perle d’Or,’ and ‘Climbing Pinkie.’ Troy loves them because they’ll thrive even with some neglect — so you enjoy all the benefits without the commitment.

Troy explains how he sees the modern world’s obsession with possessions as a tragedy. In our busy lives, we’re missing the cultural relevance of gardening. Read the full article “Down the Garden Path” — published by Flower Magazine in June 2016.

 

“Living Legacy” Article — Garden & Gun Magazine, 2016

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See how Troy Rhone designed the gardens for Birmingham steel heiress, the late Barbara Ingalls Shook. These remarkable gardens are a tribute to the equally remarkable woman. From daffodils to irises,  Letten roses to tiny boxwoods, Troy created a masterpiece landscape design fitting for the late heiress.

While Parterre style gardens are generally designed to show symmetry and order, Troy included less traditional additions to this landscape design—including wide-open, sunny spaces. This garden, while formal, also memorializes the unconventional woman. It is a garden truly inspired by her.

Read the full article “Living Legacy”—originally published in Feb/March Garden & Gun magazine 2016.

 

 

 

“Gathering Grounds” Article — Southern Lady, 2015

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Troy Rhone planned cozy patio seating amid natural surroundings in this beautiful garden for Candy Meyerson.  

This unique garden design perfectly takes advantage of the Alabama setting, providing privacy while feeling spacious. French doors link the home’s inside to the outdoors, creating a wonderful harmonious flow. The entire garden is divided into a central lawn and a series of patios.

The newly enclosed garden is expanded with a hedge of ‘Mary Nell’ holly along with figs that creep up the brick walls. Tiny boxwood trees make up the majority of the landscape design plantings. Bilevel patios are edged with the same bricks Troy’s team also used to create the retaining wall. An elegant fountain and a pair of dining areas complete this serene garden scene. It’s an idyllic hangout space, perfect for sharing with family or friends. Whether hosting a cocktail party, a large crowd, or an intimate meal, the area feels spacious yet intimate.

Read the full article “Gathering Grounds” in Southern Lady magazine, May-June 2015 edition.

 

“Rooms to Grow” Article — Southern Lady Magazine, 2014

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Turn a Plain Backyard into an Eye-catching Outdoor Room!

A little bit of planning goes a long way to create a botanical paradise. Garden Designer Troy Rhone designed a series of outdoor rooms for this special garden—giving them as much attention as he would any interior space. A stone path leads the way from the house to the garden, punctuated with a pair of gates that separate individual spaces. Troy filled the area with colorful annuals and hardy perennials. The end result feels like a delightful English garden, rambling yet composed. A birdbath centered on the back fence even attracts avian visitors. The garden was featured in the garden design section of the magazine Southern Lady in 2014.

See additional pictures and read the full article “Rooms to Grow” in Southern Lady Magazine.

“Cottage Garden” — Alabama Magazine, April 2014

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Landscape Designer Troy Rhone Created an Artful Design Setting for the Mountain Brook English Cottage Garden

The richly textured and cohesive garden designs of Troy Rhone intertwine seamlessly with their homes. Troy Rhone’s philosophy for garden design includes a strong belief that “The house’s architectural, landscape, and interior design all need to flow together to create a home.”

This cohesive approach is perfectly reflected in Mountain Brook, the personal home of the Keeblers. This English cottage garden landscape design features traditional stone accents and a stunning, rich palette of bright colors. Despite sitting on a hill, Troy did an impressive job making the house look level with the grounds. He widened the driveway and added brimming planters. The explosive colors in the window boxes provide breathtaking color and ground the windows.

Key to any design is truly knowing his clients. To this end, Troy spends extensive time with the homeowners, allowing the story of their garden to evolve. As he comes to know their personal taste, he senses their style and works off that. “Every garden has a story to tell, and every client has a story to tell as well,” says Troy.

See pictures of the stunning final results and read the full article “Cottage Garden” — published in Alabama Magazine, April 2014 edition.