Fresh Take

Yvonne McFadden creates a crisp, clean and chaos-free home for a young Buckhead family.

“The client wanted sort of a pan-Asian look,” says Marcia Weber. “[Landscape architect] Hugh Dargan, who brought me on to the project, designed the classical boxwood parterres. The pool was leaking; it had to be ripped out, so Hugh said, ‘Let’s just turn the whole pool around.’ We coordinated plant materials and container choices. I suggested that we mound the parterres and put mondo grass on top, similar to burms in Thailand. It gives them great interest.”

Marcia Weber, Gardens to Love, (404) 603-9705;, Dargan Landscape Architects, (404) 231-3889;