|Meditation bench overlooking the St. Joseph River, Carl Schultz house / Cindy La Ferle|
Gardening in my pajamas always tops my list of things that make me happy in the summer. My morning ritual begins early: I brew a pot of coffee, grab my favorite mug and the dog, then head to the garden to see what needs weeding, pruning, or watering.
|Zen garden at the Carl Schultz house / Cindy La Ferle|
I've always been drawn to Asian gardens, so I was excited about the possibility of uncovering and "reinterpreting" the original rock garden, located just outside the master bedroom. I also wanted to add a stone meditation bench that would overlook the St. Joseph River, which flows past the property. With that in mind, Doug and I hired Arcadia Gardens for the project -- and they did a beautiful job making that vision a reality.
|Cindy La Ferle|
To read an essay I wrote for The Christian Science Monitor about our decision to buy our Frank Lloyd Wright home, please click here. To read more about the Carl Schultz house and to view photos of the interiors (and Doug's extensive renovations), visit the Carl Schultz House web site. ~CL
|Zen garden detail, Carl Schultz house / Cindy La Ferle|