United States of America, Nebraska, Douglas County, Omaha
Prairie Garden (Omaha, Nebraska)
The present owners purchased the 1936 Mediterranean residence in 1998. The owners hoped to create a private garden that would complement their home and draw them outside to beautiful plantings and imaginative garden features. Walls, sculpture alcoves and patios were soon added. During 2000, the garden design included yews to enclose the remainder of the back yard. Mr. Simonds designed a pool reminiscent of an ancient fountain--round and made of cast stone. In the spring, the garden blooms with masses of yellow daffodils. Asiatic lilies, variegated hosta, white impatience, and pots of pink petrunias placed in Victorian chimney pots replace the daffodils in summer.
Person(s) associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gorotto (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Armitage Browning (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Ruden (former owners); Francis Simonds, Jr. (garden designer, 1999-2002); Joe Vinolas (garden designer, 1999-2004); Catherine Ferguson (sculptor); John Himmelfarb (sculptor); and Lester Smith (ironwork).
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The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, a plant list, biography of Catherine Ferguson and copies of articles.
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