Archive for October, 2010

Proof That Landscaping Is An Art Form

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

If you thought that landscaping was just a bunch of digging, planting and grueling yard work, then it is my pleasure to enlighten you.  Join me in a short, visual adventure through the out-of-the-box gardens of landscaper and artiste, Rod Russel-Ides.  Believe me, you won’t want this picture show to end.

The focal points of this water garden are the copper planter boxes and glass disc on a copper pedestal.

A Pool for Reflecting

Trés Chic Fountain and Waterfall

Paradise Pool

Orbit-Shaped Stone and Wood Terrace


These are just a few of the stunning landscapes in Rod Russell-Ides’ repertoire of  Signature Gardens. Yes, he makes our pieces look  magical (see glass disc and water jars above) and we do love it when he incorporates them into his space, but  most of the time he creates wonderful art all on his own.

Signature Gardens by Rod Russell-Ides 214.454.8615

“Whether it be a Tropical Paradise or Urbanscape, English Country or Wildscape (he calls is Greenarchy), Texas Casual or modernist Xeriscape, this designer does it all.  His elegant and award-winning gardens reflect a distinctive artistry. From the hand-drawn designs to the impeccable installations, Rod Russell-Ides has been an innovative force in Dallas, Austin and Houston for almost two decades.”