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Adam liked the pathway with the green growth next to it and arching over it.
Leslie liked this one because it related to the back of the house area with the redwoods and had plantings in "levels" and minimized the pathway.
This one was selected because of the colors of the flowers: orange, purple, white, yellow, and the way that the plants worked together.
Adam like the mixture of materials and the use of irregular shapes.
Adam liked the broken up pathways that is somewhat secondary to the plants. He also liked the archway.
Adam liked the layering of colors (though not the plant types, especially not the spiky plants) and the variety of colors.
Mazatlan Outdoor Chair, Green - $388
Adam likes this chair - and I would too if there was a cushion on it.
Leslie liked this because the pathway seemed softer than using stones and the bright colors and layers of plants worked.
Now, this is a SMART way to use grass. This could work if we used it as a pathway instead of a grass expanse! Adam of course liked the archway.
Adam liked the irregular edges of the stone steps.
The wire wall creates a space, with color, but that isn't totally secluded
Leslie liked the soft surface of the patio area and thought this could be nice for just outside the kitchen (instead of the hard patio we have now). This was the image that got me thinking about having a metal "pergola" with vines (wisteria?) growing on it.
Leslie liked the layers of different greens of the plants with the bits of purple flowers. She also likes the random winding pathway.
This type of flower garden is wonderful.
Can we just replicate this design for the replacement gate that enters our backyard?
Peagravel pathway in secret garden setting. LIke the big potted flowerpot.
Leslie liked the neat garden art with the letters.
This is how Leslie envisions the redwood area behind the house!
Once we move the BBQ away from the patio, this is an idea we could maybe do on the wall across from the kitchen door.
This whole series of photos of this project are cool because of the hanging gardens they created.
Leslie liked this for some ideas for functional space on east side of house.
This image speaks to both of us. It represents calmness, quiet, and beauty. The combination of grasses and stone are very soothing to us and we hope some aspect of our garden can provide this feeling to us.
Leslie put this in as an idea for the center sitting area in the garden. Even better would be if it was surrounded by raised beds with herbs, flowers, and edibles!
For some reason Leslie is intrigued by vertical gardens of succulent.
This was just too cute to pass up. A nice way of incorporating a chopped down tree back into the garden.
Leslie put this in here because she liked the old wood gate (though not sure we want that kind of gate).
Another gate (for the front yard)
A different gate idea for the entry to the back garden.
Another idea for a gate to replace the one to enter the back garden.
Minimalist structure and with some added wire/rod grid above could support a nice flowering vine!
An arched pergola outside the kitchen could be interesting?
Cat - you can ignore this as I am just putting it here for Adam to see for our back deck design.
I thought this was interesting for the color of the pergola.
Minimalist pergola with vine!
Again - same idea for a hidden pergola.
For plant ideas . . .
Plant ideas . . .
Love lupine (or spiky flowers like it!).
Small grass corner (with some boulders or large rocks maybe?).
This is great! Lots of colors and looks like nature intended and like it is out in the wild somewhere.
Not sure how realistic this is, but we have always liked the idea of soft low plants between rocks on pathways.
Seems interesting, but not sure I'd like a yard full of these types of raised beds.
Yellow and purple and white/ivory!
nice color combo
Love these plants!
Nice color combo.
Nice color combo - though there is a bit of pink. Which, I know I said "NO" pink, but a bit would be ok, especially if it is darker pink that borders on purple. We just aren't fans of light pink flowers.
Grasses, contrast of purple balls against the greens
Most built in BBQ areas are super ugly and gigantic. This one's more interesting (though the rest of the yard that it's in is more sterile than what we're looking for) and more reasonable scale.