Lee Rogers is a local landscape designer. In the above photo, we see Lee sitting on the side porch of her historic Sunset Hills home. Her house on Waverly Way, known as the Mebane House, was one of the historic homes on Preservation Greensboro's 2012 Tour of Homes this past weekend.** She and her family have lived in the two-story, 1927 colonial revival for the past thirteen years. During that time, they have not only added to the spendor of the interior, they have done extensive work on the double lot. Thanks to Lee's keen design, their not-so-little corner of Waverly Way is lush with perennials; herbs and other edibles; giant, blue hostas; tiny, variegated hostas; and many more, interesting plants. Most recently, Lee designed a terrace that looks absolutely stunning in her side yard.
Above, we see Lee sitting behind a cluster of equisetum, more commonly known as scouring rush. This 100-million-year old plant is considered a living fossil* Lee likes the plant because it is perfect for this moist corner on the sunny side of her house. Now that Lee has had a chance to catch her breath from hundreds of people touring her house this past weekend, you should call her and let her solve your yard's design dilemmas. The best request we overheard this weekend was a woman asking Lee to design a backyard that would be big-dog friendly! Knowing Lee, it will be a show-stopper. You can contact Lee and learn more about her design philosophy through her website (here).
*read more about the scouring rush plant, here.
** if you want to read the informative brochure from the Sunset Hills tour of homes, including reading about Lee's home (The Mebane Home), go here. It takes a while to load but is well worth the wait.