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Side Yard Makeover by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com mediterranean-landscape
 

Side Yard Makeover by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com

Garden makeovers by Shirley Bovshow in Los Angeles.This was formerly an abandoned narrow side yard used only to store trash cans. Now it is a favorite garden stroll area for the homeowner. See the complete makeover: http://edenmakersblog.com/?p=893

Photo and design by Shirley Bovshow
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tgenerazio wrote:
Do you know the manufacturer of the arbor? Can we buy it online?
   Comment   June 19, 2014
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Shirley Bovshow
No, I bought it at a local landscape center. These metal arbors are popular and you should be able to find.
June 19, 2014 at 2:08pm   
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Margery wrote:
What is the vine on arbor?
   Comment   November 6, 2013
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Valdeir Vieira da silva
November 12, 2013 at 11:36am   
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Thais Lopes
Porque será que adoro portais?
March 15, 2014 at 4:31pm   
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mgungor wrote:
how much land needed to apply this project?
   Comment   May 13, 2013
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Shirley Bovshow
This is a very narrow area. 10'-12' at the widest point from house.
May 13, 2013 at 9:44am     
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Aesthetic investment. Interiors and total look
How many lines of iron formed the entry and what sort of plant do grow on it
August 19, 2013 at 1:35pm   
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mebmehr wrote:
how can i save this photo on my desktop
   Comment   October 24, 2012
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Shirley Bovshow
Hi Mebmehr- i appreciate you liking my photo. It is copy written so should not be downloaded but feel free to enjoy on HOUZZ and on my website, www.EdenMakersBlog.com
October 24, 2012 at 2:49pm   
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wildard
Hi. Great looking space. Could you share your source for the light having from the arbor? Or suggestions of where to look? Thanks. Just beautiful.
June 16, 2013 at 8:49pm   
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sheconsulting wrote:
How long from the actual installation to when the photograph was taken? Beautiful designed side yard Shirley!
     Comment   August 3, 2012
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Leah Ayers
I really LOOOOVE this with arbor, paver steps and everything planted along the path :) Looks so serene. I bet the birds really love this yard.
May 7, 2013 at 6:30pm     
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Shirley Bovshow
Thank you Leah. The homeowner has kept the garden in pristine condition. He's a real detail oriented gardener!
May 7, 2013 at 6:40pm     
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Perry Hefner wrote:
plant/flower recommendations for trellis over gate - Hi there, I love what you did here, very relaxing and pretty. I am wanting to do a similar trellis in our front courtyard to go over the iron gate leading into the space. I live in Northern CA, specifically Rocklin. The space gets afternoon sun. What type of climbing plant/flower would you recommend? Would wisteria work? I am partial to purples, pinks and whites. Thanks!
   Comment   July 5, 2012
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Marilyn Amberger
Where did you purchase the trellis/arbor? What was the cost?
October 2, 2013 at 12:33pm   
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Shirley Bovshow
Sperling Nursery- approx $150-$200
October 2, 2013 at 10:36pm   
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nancyhd wrote:
Does anyone happen to know what the plants are on the ground between the rocks with the blueish.green cast - does anyone happen to know what the plants are that she planted along the small rocks on the ground? They have a blueish/green cast to them. Is it an herb?
   Comment   March 23, 2012
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Glenna Partridge Garden Design
Just to clarify....the little plants near the paving stones (little pom poms of blue) is what I'm identifying. The larger plants are indeed lavender but the cultivar 'Hidcote' is quite small. I think the lavender might be a larger variety. There are so many types of lavender and I really need to see the flower closer up to help with the identification. :-)
March 23, 2012 at 8:33pm   
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FESTUCA glauca
June 20, 2012 at 4:37pm   
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Susan Els Garden & Landscape Design wrote:
Sorry, I don't think I was specific enough: what is the arch made of and how was it constructed? Thanks for showing us your work -
   Comment   January 23, 2012
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Shirley Bovshow
The arch is made from metal rebar panels that are used to reinforce concrete driveways. If you make yourself you will need to bend the panels stake the bottoms into the ground.
January 23, 2012 at 1:24pm     
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Susan Els Garden & Landscape Design wrote:
What's the origin of the rusted metal arch? Lovely garden!
   Comment   January 23, 2012
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Shirley Bovshow
Hi- The arch is made from bent rebar (the kind you use to reinforce cement). I believe some garden centers carry them now. You can also make it yourself.
See more of this project at http://edenmakersblog.com
Shirley
January 23, 2012 at 1:20pm   
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kjp1627 wrote:
Hello- Are the stones recycled concrete? Thanks, Kathy
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Shirley Bovshow
Yes, we used recycled concrete pieces as "flagstone." You can read about this makeover at http://edenmakersblog.com/?p=893

Shirley Bovshow
January 22, 2012 at 2:53pm   
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beckym243 wrote:
Looking for items to display in glass cabinet - Looking for items to display in glass cabinet
   Comment   November 17, 2013
smbyrd1 wrote:
How do I dress up a plain comforter - If I have a plain or ivory comforter, how can I spice it up a bit
   Comment   March 26, 2013
ronny1103 wrote:
Beautiful side yard, What is the dimension in meters? Thank you.
   Comment   February 7, 2013
zareiran wrote:
عهحهحخ - 89
   Comment   July 14, 2012
mrbrewer wrote:
I used Fall Clematis on my back arch in Indiana, what would be good for south central Florida, as we now live
   Comment   March 9, 2012

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Another quick fix is to train a climbing vine or perennial up and over a simple arch. A morning glory or sweet pea vine can cover this arch in a single season! Though not nearly as impressive as a giant archway that goes far into the distance, a beautifully planted archway will give a sense of protection overhead and create a vista. Again, notice the gate that gives a walker a sense of entrance and protection once they have passed through.
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to 11 Seductive Landscapes That Lure With Less
This is a joyful and beckoning path. I want to pass through the arch, skip down the stepstones, nip under that jacaranda tree and see what's back there!
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Masterfully executed by designer Shirley Bovshow, this once-ordinary side yard is now a verdant place where the homeowner can stroll with a morning mug of tea.What makes this space special: The vine-clad arbor creates a welcoming doorway. The stepping stones are nicely spaced, so people can even walk here in bare feet. The Mediterranean plantings have a unified, green palette to soothe the eyes — and there's even fragrant lavender, to release its scent when ankles brush by.
Balance the composition. Use symmetry or asymmetry to frame a view that's near or distant, giving the viewer a restful (living) picture to enjoy. You can get a formal effect with symmetrical plantings, such as a pair of columnar conifers that indicate an opening to a garden path. Or use an arbor or trellis, centered over a pathway, as is done so beautifully here. Suggest asymmetrical balance with natural or man-made sentinels of equal visual weight. For example, you can offset a large tree on one side of the view with a grouping of garden furniture on the opposite side. The items may be different, but together they create an appealing balance.

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