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Planting – Watering – Blooming

WHAT A GREAT SUMMER THIS HAS BEEN FOR A GARDENING JOCK LIKE ME,

AND SEEMS IN HARMONY WITH OUR MOTTO DESIGN – BUILD – ENJOY

Stairway Planters

Wave petunias we planted in the two concrete trough planters flanking the center entry stair exploded in blooms during July and August so much that the planters are buried under the cascade of trailing flowers.

STONE AND BRICK PLANTERS

ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE STONE AND BRICK PLANTERS WE BUILT LAST YEAR ARE OVERFLOWING, THE SUNNY LOCATION NEXT TO OUR FRONT DOOR HAS SWEET POTATO VINES, DEEP RED GERANIUMS, AND THE TALL SPIKES ARE A RED VARIETY OF CORDYLINES. THE PLANTER ON THE SHADIER WEST END IS FILLED WITH DARKER COLEUS, BEGONIAS AND CONTRASTING LIME GREEN SWEET POTATO VINES.

TREES AND LIGHT POST

FLOWERING POUCHES HANGING ON THE TREES AND THE LIGHT POST ALONG OUR STREETSCAPE PRESENT AN EYE LEVEL VIEW FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FRIENDS AND THE TRAFFIC STREAMING BY OUR OFFICE BUILDING.

TREE BASES PLANTINGS

TREE BASES ARE PLANTED WITH PERENNIALS, SPRING BULBS AND FLOWERING ANNUALS THAT ARE ABLE TO THRIVE IN THE HOT AND SUNNY STREET AND SIDEWALK ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING THEM.

LIFE IN THE OASIS

THE DILIGENT WATERING AND FEEDING REGIMEN REQUIRED FOR OUR SIDEWALK OASIS PROVIDES A DAILY OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TAKE SOME FRESH AIR, A LITTLE SUN, A GREEN BREAK, AND CHAT WITH OUR NEIGHBORS. ALMOST EVERYDAY SOMEONE STOPS ONE OF US AND COMMENTS ON THE PLEASURE AND BEAUTY OUR SIDEWALK OASIS ADDS TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. CHRISTY TAKES OWNERSHIP OF THE OASIS WHEN I’M OUT OF TOWN AND IT SEEMS EVERYONE IN OUR OFFICE AND THE TENANTS IN OUR BUILDING ENJOY THE BLOOMING DISPLAY.

OUR MISSION – OUR COMMITMENT

IMPROVEMENT, OWNERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY ARE AT THE CORE OF ROBERTS’ MISSION TO BE COMMITTED LEADERS AND ENGAGED MEMBERS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE GREATER COMMUNITY WHERE WE LIVE AND WORK. OUR GREEN OASIS IS A VISIBLE STATEMENT OF OUR INTENTION AND COMMITMENT TO THIS MISSION.

GARDENING – DESIGN/BUILD

THERE ARE MANY PARALLELS BETWEEN GROWING A GARDEN AND THE DESIGN – BUILD PROCESS.

IMAGINATION & VISION
INSPIRED DESIGN
SMART PLANNING
VALUE & BUDGET
MATERIALS & SELECTION
EXPERIENCED KNOWLEDGE
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
SCHEDULE & IMPLEMENTATION
CRAFTSMANSHIP & DETAIL
MAINTENANCE & ADJUSTMENT
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE
FOLLOW THROUGH
OASIS 2011
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A FRESH LOOK AND A NEW PLANT TO ADD TO THE OASIS. LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE A PLANTING IDEA FOR OUR OASIS. DAVID@ROBERTSARCHITECTSLTD.COM

CREDITS

OUR PLANTS THIS YEAR CAME FROM OUR FRIENDS AT

WEST END FLORISTS, EVANSTON WWW.WESTENDFLORIST.COM
WINDY CITY GARDEN CENTER, EVANSTON
MEINKES GARDEN CENTER, NILES
ARTS AND CRAFTS PLANTERS: WWW.LONGSHADOW.COM

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Monday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 1:00PM
SundayCLOSED

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