Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proud to be part of the team for Anne Daigh’s award winning gardens

Deck BB02 used under fountain in entry garden by Anne Daigh landscape architect,LLC at Nasheville Antiques and Garden Show

A match made in heaven. This tranquil fountain and our innovative lighting was featured in the entry garden at the recent Nashville Antiques and Garden show.

We had a wonderful time participating in the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville this past weekend. Along with getting to meet and discuss outdoor lighting ideas with many homeowners who attended the show, we also teamed up with super talented Anne Daigh Landscape Architect, LLC. We were honored to help bring her featured garden, the entry garden, to life with the addition of our outdoor lighting, and even more elated to learn that the garden won first place in two categories at this year’s show as well!

Overhead view of entry show garden Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Overhead view of entry show garden at the Nashville Antiques and Garden show.

The garden won both the Structure & Design Award, and the coveted Bryant Fleming Award for Best of Show. The Structure & Design Award is presented for the garden that best demonstrates the integration of horticulture and hardscape elements. The Bryant Fleming Award for Best of Show is presented for the Best of Show with respect to both horticulture and creativity.

Nashville BB02 path light used in award winning entry garden at Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Nashville path lighting elegantly integrated into this award-winning show garden.

We integrated a combination of our high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures into the entry garden including our new BB-02 path lights, and BB-02 deck lights. Both of these fixtures are some of our most popular, and exude a timeless, elegant design that blend  seamlessly into the garden enhancing it with romantic washes of light. The lighting demonstrated not only the power of outdoor lighting within a landscape or garden setting, but how the two entities can mold together to become one in a true definition of artistic impression. Just like the philosophy behind Anne Daigh Landscape Architect, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville also believes in being a storyteller. As the landscape design and individual plant selections outline the story, the outdoor lighting and other enhancements will help elaborate the story and bring it to life.

Up close look at Nashville path light used in Anne Daigh's award winning entry garden.

Up close look at Nashville path light used in Anne Daigh’s award-winning entry garden.

The BB-02‘s versatile design allows landscape friendly installations in multiple landscape designs. The BB-02 is available in different heights to work perfectly when placed in grasses. Some of the areas this light works best for include decorative ornamental grasses within the landscape, as well as other shrubs and plants and in outdoor spaces that have cumbersome dimensions to work with. Paths lined with borders of variable height foliage and perennials will also benefit from the use of the  BB-02. The list of areas this fixture is perfect for go on and on.

The versatile BB-02 path light.

The versatile BB-02 path light.

Not only does the fixture look the part, it delivers a 30 degree beam spread which means this little light can go places no  other light has gone before and illuminate those areas beautifully to boot.  As with every quality fixture within the family of those used here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, this light will make adding more beauty and definition to your professional outdoor lighting design a breeze.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

To learn more about all of our elegant fixtures and how we can plan an outdoor lighting design for your home and landscape that will turn heads and stand the test of time, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. (615) 373 – 0638, Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can see more examples of the BB02 at work by visiting our landscape and garden lighting gallery located on our website.

Choosing the right tree and the right lighting element are key to beautiful tree lighting.

Nashville hackberry tree lighting

We lit the driveway with moonlights in the trees along the right side of this driveway for drama in the evening.

Trees are one of the most important parts of a beautiful landscape. They offer shade, screening, create a focal point of interest and serve as a backdrop of inspiration to other landscaping and outdoor structures. One way to create a landscape that sizzles with beauty and visual interest is to entail the use of tree lighting into your outdoor lighting design. In the Nashville area trees are among many of our scenic treasures and we have become experts at helping homeowners decide the perfect specimen tree in their landscape as a candidate for lighting.

Our tree lighting formula can accentuate the height, width and  canopy of the tree. What elements we include into lighting your individual conifer all depend on the tree itself. The shape, size and spread of the trees branches can come to life at night easily with the use of one or more of our tree lighting elements. In our experience the trees that benefit the most from tree lighting and make the most impact, or “bang for your buck”, if you will, are trees with spreading canopies. Trees that offer full spread or “vase” canopies, which means the branches spread upright,  also some weeping species make the best trees to light in your landscape. With spreading canopies, there is more room to play the light up and down through the limbs of the canopy itself. Bushier, thick limbed,  columnar trees offer little room for enhancement through tree lighting.

Nashville tree lighting

We lit the entry to this driveway from the ginkgo tree, which is a focal point of this landscape.

Moonlighting is also a viable option in tree lighting that uses the upper branches of the tree to cast light into the lower branches to light a path, or other point of interest in correlation with the tree itself. The term “moonlighting” itself lends to thoughts of mystery and romance, and that is exactly the type of light moonlighting emits. A type of unforgettable light that uses depth to cast a glow full of ambiance and haunting beauty.

If you are wondering which trees you may have in your yard that would make perfect candidates for tree lighting, we have compiled a summary of some of the trees that we often see here in the Nashville area that look beautiful with the addition of outdoor tree lighting.  Many varieties of Maples,  Oaks , Ginkgo trees and ornamental cherry trees definitely fit the bill. Other good species include  the Hackberry, Elms and Birch trees. If you are fortunate enough to have one of the weeping varieties of trees like weeping Birches, weeping Maples and  weeping Cherry trees  their unique form and branching can become a focus of drama  in your landscape with tree lighting.

Tree lighting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Specimens with spreading, or complimentary, canopies make the best candidate for tree lighting in your landscape.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can design an outdoor lighting plan that takes your home and landscape to another level, including the use of tree lighting within your landscape. To learn more, or to set up a night-time demonstration contact us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Visit our landscape and garden lighting galleries located on our website for more example of tree lighting at it’s best.

Leave the Jack of all Trades to Jack?

Landscape lighting at its best

Have you ever heard the old saying “Jack of all trades”? Well here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we not only hear it, but we see it everyday. A number of landscapers, lawn companies and other specialized contractors claim they can install outdoor lighting along with their specialized profession, we have experienced many times that this simply is not the case. After all, would you go to the dentist for a broken leg? Precisely not, that is why it is a good idea to let the professionals who specialize in an individual trade to do what they do best-in their profession.

Beautiful landscape lighting paired with beautiful landscaping

This is not meant to de-emphasize the importance of the two working hand-in-hand with another. In the case of outdoor lighting it is crucial to work along with your landscaper or landscape architect. Professional landscape architects such as Mark D. Thomas whom we have worked closely with on many outdoor lighting jobs, are so important to the whole process of well done landscaping and well done outdoor lighting complimenting one another.

We prefer for the landscape architect , or the homeowner to contact us as soon as the landscape design plans are approved. Contacting us at this stage ensures you get a deep knowledge of exactly what is going to be installed, and what area we will need to concentrate on to give you the best results.

If you are planning landscape lighting and outdoor lighting in the months ahead give us a call , we have been in this business for 27 years. We are in a tight-knit community where our focus is on design and quality. Many landscape architects call us because they know we not only have the best products they also know we have the best service too, we will always take good care of their customers, and ours.Call (615) 373 – 0638 .

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Sandra Nichols Landscaping and OLP make a great team!

As I was looking through last months issue of Nashville Home & Décor Ideas, I came across an article by Sandra Nichols Landscaping, Inc one of our preferred partners.  Over the past few months she has referred several customers for lighting needs.  It made me realize that Spring has now sprung and people will get back out and start enjoying their landscape and gardens.  Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives help you enjoy those gardens after the daylight hours while adding a sense of security and we also highly recommend Sandra Nichols Landscaping for any of your landscaping needs.

Antique and Garden Show (Follow up)

I would like to say “thank you” for everyone who stopped by our booth at the Antique and Garden show on the 11th – 13th on this month in downtown Nashville.  I hope that you had a chance to view our LED lighting in Paul Lively and Todd Breyer’s gardens at the show.  We are happy to announce that Todd brought home the best in show ribbon and I wanted to personally congratulate him!  Also thanks to both Paul and Todd for allowing us to display our new LED lighting line in their beautiful gardens.

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More show News….

If you missed us at the Antique and Garden show and would like to view our LED products please stop by our both at the Nashville Lawn and Garden show next week, March 3rd – 7th.  We will have our booth as well as lighting in multiple gardens.  Stop by to say “hello.”

Nashville Antique and Garden Show

Celebrating our 20th Year

It is that time of year for all your home shows and Nashville is no exception. The Nashville Antique and Garden Show   is next week February 11-13th. It is the 20th anniversary for the show and continues to bring great vendors to the area. There will be tons of Antique and Horticultural dealers exhibiting at the event. There will also be over 15 garden displays including one of Nashville’s finest in Paul lively, of Lively Landscape .

Paul Lively founded The Lively Landscape Company, LLC. in order to concentrate on residential projects. He is an award winning landscape designer with an extensive and varied background in residential gardens. Paul has an undeniable passion for designing custom landscape themes and concepts which continue to receive high praise.

This show should give you some great ideas for design both for the interior of your home and the exterior. Whether you have been searching for design ideas for a room within your home or an outdoor living space you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by and say hello at the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives  booth if you get a chance. Hope to see you there.

Michael Wynn – COO of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville