Making Fire on Water, or The Fine Art of Collaboration

Making Fire on Water, or The Fine Art of Collaboration

Fire On Water

 Fire & water

Over the past few weeks we have been sharing with you about the Oklahoma City Home and Garden Show, and having just finished it, we thought this was a great time to say thanks for your support. Starting up mid-Summer, Ward Design Group has had to hit the ground running in a lot of respects. When it came time to design the booth for this year’s show, one thing was clear, we needed to make an impact. To accomplish that, we recombined some of our favorite elements from past booths in a slightly re-imagined way, including a brand version of the flaming fountain, which, again, was a show stopper. Thanks to all who took the time out to stop by and see it!

fire and water

In addition to putting our own best foot forward, we also wanted to showcase some of the people we enjoy working with. In the tradition of the great master painters of the Rennaissance, we asked some of our peers to join us in presenting their products.

To complement the lines and overall theme of this year’s booth, Jerry called on Garden Deva sculptures from Tulsa Oklahoma to create some pieces to fit. Following on the theme of “spheres,” the Garden Deva team outdid themselves creating a large focal point piece and several smaller globes that you might have noticed nestled in our plant beds. For fun, they also brought along some simple, cutouts, including a mermaid that gave a nice touch to the firey fountain.

Working with the latest technology is something we prize, and no one has a more cutting-edge product than Nextgen Solar Lighting and Landscape supply. Their solar-powered paver lights added a splash of the modern to the old world feel of the brand new pattern of Pavestone pavers from Oklahoma Stone, who also supplied the block for our dry stack pillars, the spitting fountain and the accent wall along the back of the loft deck.

No water feature is complete without some type of pump system, and this year’s two fountains were driven by pumps from Little Giant, supplied by Esupply Depot. Jerry spent several years on the Little Giant team in research and development and likes to use the pumps that he designed whenever possible.

This is one of the yard art/landscape sculpture pieces we displayed in our booth from Tulsa artist, Lisa Reagan. We love using sculptural elements like this that contrast with surrounding surfaces,and stay the same through the seasons.

This is one of the yard art/landscape sculpture pieces we displayed in our booth from Tulsa artist, Lisa Reagan. We love using sculptural elements like this that contrast with surrounding surfaces, and stay the same through the seasons.

Last but not least, no form of theater is ever finished until it has been seen by an audience, and we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the wonderful crowds that stopped by to share our garden this year. We hope that we have shown you some of what can be done to create elegant outdoor living spaces and that we have inspired you to “reinvent paradise” in your own homes.

We would love to work with any of you on your design and implementation and are open for consultations. Contact Jerry at 405-615-0939 to schedule your appointment, or get further information on any of our great products and services.