“Gems of the Garden” — Southern Lady Magazine, 2018

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How does Troy Rhone create perfectly charming outdoor sanctuaries, pool deck designs, and quiet gardens abodes? In this issue of Southern Lady Magazine, delve into Troy’s process for designing gardens that reflect the unique lives of each individual garden owner.

An Artful Mix of Nature & Antiques

One very important step in the garden design process is selecting vintage and antique pieces—either family heirlooms or elements selected by Troy—since they hold strong meaning and personal value. Troy’s personal touch, intricately mixing antiques with lush plantings and abundant blooms, is key to the essence in his designs.

“These elements bring history into the garden,” Troy states. “They instill a feeling that you’re not going to get from something store-bought and mass-manufactured. They give you a personal touch that you couldn’t get otherwise.”

The article includes an account of one of Troy’s clients who survived cancer three times. For her garden design, he included a fitting garden statuary to reflect her unwavering strength through her struggles.

The use of antiques and statuary pieces are also part of Troy’s penchant for designing outdoor gardens to be an extension of home interiors.  Curious how Troy picks such stunning statues and antiques? The article also features  helpful tips from Troy on how to shop for garden antiques and statuary pieces. (You’ll want to read these four great principles before purchasing your next garden statue!)

See additional photos and read the full article “Gems of the Garden” — published by Southern Lady Magazine.

The Southern Lady Magazine article was written by Elizabeth Czapski and photographed by Ryan Carlson.

“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.

“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.