Outdoor Living Vignettes


Hand chiseled flagstone seating above circular fire gathering area, adorned with native perennials, shrubs and trees. This, along with curvilinear permeable pathways, welded steel, custom crafted wood, loads of edibles and native plant diversity sing vibrant life in these intimate residential garden vignettes. A wonderful project of collaborative design with a passionate, participatory client.

Strawberries and urbanite

Strawberries trail over urbanite; repurposed concrete as formidable terrace infrastructure for perennial edibles.

Branch close

Custom garden gate celebrating branching structure. Fabrication by Al Tagestad.


Young oaks strutting their fall radiance around fire gathering area.

Circle and shed

Custom shed flanks walkway and gathering area, providing easy storage access. Fabricated by Al Tagestad.

Bird Gate 2

Custom “Two Birds” garden gate, designed by client, fabricated by Al Tagestad.

Willow Portal

Woven willow harvested from local ranch serves as elegant, flexible shade for portal hammock below.


Hand chiseled flagstone – elegant, durable, flexible.