Molly Wood Garden Design
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fresh and clean traditional-patio

fresh and clean

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March 13, 2014
greenq wrote:
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I thought so...not for my zone 7 but love your work
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Thank you!
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April 13, 2013
bungalowlove wrote:
Patio size - What are the dimensions of this patio? Thank you.
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Sorry! I don't know that dimension, I am not in the office for several days. Thanks!
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I meant that the info you provided was sufficient! Thanks again!
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July 28, 2012
taniw wrote:
What is the pergola made of?
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Wow looks like some composite material in the pic. Must have a great paint job.
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Looks like cheap fencing painted
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March 24, 2014
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Side alleyways can create useful outdoor rooms. In houses blessed with a wider side alleyway, there is more scope to create a garden with uses more than just decorative. But they can still have the same problems that side yards have, with diminished light levels and dry soils.The clever design of this alleyway draws us to the focal point of the pergola-covered seating area, while the lush evergreen planting almost intensifies the narrow space. Once again the design is clean and simple.
Debra Prinzing added this to 8 New Uses for Your Side Yard
Spot for a top chef. There are so many good things to say about this side garden design, but the most important one is, "Please invite me over for a meal!" From the modern arbor's slender profile to the mixed flooring of concrete and gravel, this space makes use of every inch, top to bottom.The L-shaped banquette to the right provides seating for lots of people and doubles as a low wall that divides the courtyard from the dining area. The bar/cooking area faces the party (a nice way to keep the chef engaged with guests). I love the thoughtful addition of twin pendant lights suspended from the arbor to illuminate the food-prep area and the large mirror at the back, hung on the outside wall to reflect light and greenery into the space.Now, what's for dinner?
This outdoor space uses plantings and hardscaping to lead the eye toward focal points. Notice that the entire path is narrowing your focus forward and down the path.Plant: Evergreens. Rain is great for new plants, and fall is a prime time for planting trees and bushes.
“Life’s dreamy moments, intimate snuggles or quiet conversations need a spot where they can occur.” — Debra PrinzingSo often we let our side yards go to waste because they aren’t the size and shape we think can be useful. Get ideas for your own makeover from this collection of clever side yards, including an outdoor lounge, a dining area, a party zone, an edible garden, a sporty space and a foyer.Full story: 8 New Uses for Your Side Yard

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garden gravel
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December 11, 2014
side yard, walk way
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December 7, 2014
back walkway behind garage
ncalhoun111 added this to Patio Ideas
December 5, 2014
Pergola and seating.
geridot added this to geridot's Ideas
December 5, 2014
Bar sitting area
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December 2, 2014
asparagus fern, use with succulents, for Jane
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December 1, 2014
the stone benches
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Wood base with cushions
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Built in bench seat
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November 25, 2014
Outdoor seating area
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November 22, 2014
The pebbles
SP Gardens - Susanna Pagan Landscape Design added this to Weber residence
November 22, 2014
Add a small L shaped couch or bench to side yard outside Master - to create a serene mini-retreat
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Side yard
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November 6, 2014
Back yard bar
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November 2, 2014
The use of rock along the walkway.
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November 1, 2014
Nice bench
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back yard
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Side yard outside
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cour arriere
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Simple clean not elaborate
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October 4, 2014
Garden bar
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September 28, 2014
Cement/gravel walkway, shrubbery and plantings
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September 26, 2014
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September 24, 2014
Like the nook/intimate outdoor seating area. Gravel and pavers are also appealing.
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September 23, 2014
Bar BBQ area
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September 21, 2014
Could have something like this, line of stones, block, line of stones to back gate, surround line with pebbles
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September 21, 2014
Fresh and clean says it all!
Kate Bowers Landscape & Garden Design added this to Geyer
September 18, 2014
Bar counter, benches. Could place grill behind bar counter
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September 17, 2014
L-shaped banquette to the right
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September 17, 2014
May work for Florida
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September 13, 2014
Pavers gravel
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ideas for a narrow area
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Pergola idea
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Nice contrast of colors between areas
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path gravel & small plants
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September 1, 2014
practical and best way to utilize space
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Nice look
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August 31, 2014
overhang ....simple does it work?
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Outside, terase
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The bench
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Small space idea
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Side garden design
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Mirror materials
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Outdoor kitchen. Pergola. Mixed pavers.
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August 25, 2014
Could make the benches out of pallets
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Garden inspired
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River rock
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Back yard
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Space design + outdoor bar!
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Thin pergolla
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Barra con asador atras y Bancas
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August 11, 2014
outside terrace
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August 9, 2014
what if down the side yard there was a small gravel garden down the side of house?
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Small and cozy..
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Roof on bar and seating area- cute
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white shade
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cool patio/bar
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tipo bar y camino de piedras y pastelones
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All of it
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Outdoor living space
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tiny garden
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Structure next to house creates cozy seating area
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Cute outdoor chillout area
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Simple and Stylish
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Gravel & trellis
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bench seats with backs
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Stone and pathway!
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runs up to screened porch on back side of house
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Cushions that fit on the bench - hiding any storage details.
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Size, seating, lighting, overhead slatted roof thingy
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Love the serenity
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cheap fencing painted white- cool and nice
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interesting cover option.
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exterior color
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Patio pequeño
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small yard
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Piso afuera
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Utilize the wood bench look for two posts at the walkway...
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Crushed stone
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Patio walkway
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Great space for entertaining! The plants help to soften the space with all that hardscape.
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Love the bench for back yard
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Yard outdoor
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Rock filler
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arbor over roof line
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Love this
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bench seating; construct over top of sprinkler valves and/or under bedroom windows; shade structure
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wood seating
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Garden timber benches
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side yard
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functional and mixed flooring.
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skadu tuin
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love the use of concrete and gravel
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BBQ area
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飘窗 木头
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The rock/ gravel on the ground
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Outdoor bar
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Great small entertaining space
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July 5, 2014
ColorSync and feel
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Outdoor ktchen
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Side of house
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walkway surrounded by small stone
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Rock with sidewalk
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Patio duro
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Exterior space
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Day bed!!
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River Rock & Green Grasses
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pebbles next to walk
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thin side yard entertainment space
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back of the house?
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floating bench with trellis
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Bar stra
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The bench
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wood thing
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interesting idea of entertainment area and then step down to path
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Bench along the side
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outdoor seating
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Love the outdoor space
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Small & covered
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Built in seats
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Back yard
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LOVE this, especially the white and benches
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useful covered area, seating
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June 24, 2014
Love the use of a smaller space to entertain. Seating, bar, light and lively.
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Zen grilling
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