Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane are the creators of these unique concrete leaves, globes, and hypertufa troughs. They have been working together since April 2004 as Lasting Impressions.

Beth, an art major form the 60’s, took a corporate path in life and found her artistic niche when she and Amelia discovered the creative qualities of concrete. Beth is an avid gardener both for herself and as a volunteer at the JCRaulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC and uses her love of color and design to create an inviting and spirited garden of very special plants! At the Arboretum she co-chairs the Volunteer Garden Hardscape Committee.

Amelia was a home economics major who has passionately gardened all of her adult life both for her own pleasure and as a volunteer at WingHaven in Charlotte, NC and currently at the JCRaulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. She has beautiful shade gardens with unique and distinctive plants, especially conifers and maples. She is Garden Leader for the Mixed Border at the Arboretum.

Their leaf sculptures are installed at the Raulston Arboretum and many private gardens. Their technique for making hypertufa troughs has appeared in a national gardening magazine and they teach workshops on hypertufa and concrete leaf making at public gardens and at their studio.

Beth and Amelia believe beautiful and creative gardens are made of more than great plants.You will brighten your garden year round, provide unique and colorful places to water the birds with these beautifully painted cast leaves or highlight those special plantsĀ  in a hypertufa trough or faux bois planter.

Discover new ways to showcase and enjoy your garden…add a thing of beauty in the form of cast concrete art!