For a bayfront retreat in Florida I felt that a green, “landscaped” garden would never be able to compete with all that water, sky and light; what I really wanted to do was bring the land out into the water, the water into the land, and the sky into the water. You arrive at the house and move through one of two wild gardens – and encounter….. water. Water everywhere. And reflected in the water is the sky, which transforms more than hourly from a pacific dome to a fury of storm clouds. Being at the water in this area is an elemental experience. I wanted to enhance that sense of being in the wilder landscape, and not looking out at it.