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Making the Best of a Forgotten Space traditional-landscape
 

Making the Best of a Forgotten Space

...unless there is a quiet spot designed into the space to sit, relax, read a book or take a nap.
This simple get-away spot is what is located beyond the "pinch-point" mentioned in a previous photo.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Once past the pinch point, the space opens up, and the same stones used on the path spread into a stone patio. Two lounge chairs provide a private spot for getting away from all of the activity in the backyard.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

kcorvin added this to garden ideas
last Monday
stones; pinch point
katiemaureen added this to katiemaureen's Ideas
December 2, 2014
Stonework
Paul added this to Porch
December 1, 2014
Small wall by neighbors drive, then plant small scrubs, trees, like a big planter box.
Justin Wolff added this to outdoor
November 19, 2014
stone looks decent here. So long as its mixed up with lots of greens.
mtndreamer76 added this to Odds and Ends
November 13, 2014
Side yard
bertellottil added this to bertellottil's ideas
November 12, 2014
Stone walkway and "patio"
youghal45 added this to youghal45's Ideas
November 12, 2014
The seclusion
rosiethecanine added this to Patio
November 11, 2014
privacy
mjkjrobinson added this to gardens
November 9, 2014
Cool , I love the flowers
bripin added this to Extérieur
November 2, 2014
Look général du terrain
dezzylyn added this to garden/yard
October 31, 2014
Side of house landscaping
Shelly Walker added this to Landscape Ideas
October 1, 2014
White daisies ?
vanpoucke added this to firepit
October 1, 2014
Stones for pit base and path
msgmarnie added this to patio
September 28, 2014
plantings
jen5515 added this to landscaping
September 23, 2014
white flowers, layering of tall and short plants
paulajayewitte added this to landsape
September 20, 2014
side yard
stapleton37 added this to garden cottage
September 16, 2014
Patio stones
lmostelpaul added this to Outside Patos
September 14, 2014
Stone patios/green joints lush gardens
rdkarolina added this to Landscaping
September 7, 2014
plants
lahnagraham added this to lahnagraham's ideas
September 2, 2014
cobblestone
ben0207 added this to ben0207's ideas
August 22, 2014
Side Walkway
darnellwag added this to darnellwag's Ideas
August 17, 2014
natural feel
dreamlife added this to dreamlife's ideas
August 12, 2014
i wouldn't hide that wall so much
mdchrc added this to mdchrc's Ideas
August 8, 2014
Path
jessicapaulo added this to Garden
July 30, 2014
Chairs looking on garden
Mary added this to Outdoor/Patio
July 27, 2014
Moss growing between stones on path
soniaread added this to soniaread's ideas
July 23, 2014
Big side yard like mine. Love the pavers and how they widen out for a small seating area. Incorporate more trees, though. Preferably a mix of ornamental and fruit
cheryldrost added this to Backyard
July 19, 2014
Pavers w/thyme
lizherbst added this to Backyard
July 14, 2014
Not sure about all of this grass between
jerseyhome added this to No Place Like Home
July 13, 2014
The look I'm going for in the back of our Family Room
crl66 added this to Exterior Ideas
July 6, 2014
I just like all of it. Just the right size for the side of my home, which is not yet a garden, just a walkway. Well, guess what…...
kswhitman added this to outdoor
June 29, 2014
nice color
rookat added this to rookat's Ideas
May 22, 2014
Stone pattern
spragueh added this to Outside
May 20, 2014
stone walk
marotto added this to patio
April 24, 2014
Everything
Robert Engberg added this to Landscaping
April 21, 2014
Flagstones
rondai added this to rondai’s ideas
April 15, 2014
Side garden
lizaveta117 added this to Landscaping
April 5, 2014
stone path with grass
pmltsl00 added this to pmltsl00's Ideas
April 4, 2014
Love for side of house by septic.
Sue Messick added this to sue_messick's ideas
March 24, 2014
pavers, informal growth
gingerdallen added this to Ginger
March 16, 2014
Side garden
houseman1131 added this to Back Yard
March 16, 2014
loose
dozzie51 added this to dozzie51's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Small yard no grass
doribdalton added this to 6901 Benjamin
March 13, 2014
plants around patio
nannaboo added this to Nannaboo's Garden Ideas
March 4, 2014
Naturalistic Stone patio and garden
archjoelfernandez added this to HOUSE ON MOUNTAINSIDE
March 4, 2014
Garden steps... lush planting...
kingl added this to Next adventure
March 3, 2014
Side yard secret garden
marilyngregory added this to Yard Ideas
March 3, 2014
Retaining wall and plantings on hillside
aarch5 added this to aarch5's ideas
February 25, 2014
Stone wall behind patio?
micahsprunger added this to micahsprunger's ideas
February 18, 2014
similar idea but what i DONT want it too feel like
pov59 added this to pov59's Ideas
February 15, 2014
Plants
Jessica added this to Landscape Ideas
February 13, 2014
(purple) chaste tree on elevated part.
fgmn added this to fgmn's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Garden
msgrace423 added this to Summerlin Paseos Home
January 16, 2014
Secret Garden on the side
Linda Pitkanen added this to Backyard Landscape
January 15, 2014
Free flowing design that would be perfect for a Xeriscape planting
kchaps added this to kchaps's Ideas
January 14, 2014
Landscapes plants
dlynnhouston added this to backyard
January 11, 2014
purple tree would be good on the hill.
einanc added this to einanc's Ideas
January 11, 2014
Garden
enidwinters added this to Garden
January 5, 2014
Plants
kimberley56 added this to Garden
December 31, 2013
retaining wall and path
castlem8 added this to Patio Ideas
December 21, 2013
Back yard ideas
robembethandbron added this to shade garden
December 18, 2013
Boundary disguised with plants and blends into hillside
Kim Liggins added this to garden ideas
December 15, 2013
Pavers
jfarschon added this to Landscaping
December 4, 2013
patio and walk with stones
lynnandvicki added this to attic
December 3, 2013
shade garden
mei_lin added this to mei_lin's ideas
November 25, 2013
Paths .. deckchairs
baublegarden added this to Landscape Images
November 8, 2013
lush planting
dekanner added this to GARDEN / OUTDOOR STRUCTURES
November 8, 2013
chaste tree (shrub) on hill
drstephkaplan added this to steph's ideas
November 8, 2013
stone patio
thessa5 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 4, 2013
peaceful feeling. use of stone
mahlib added this to mahlib's ideas
November 4, 2013
lovely side yard
Elaine Cavanaugh added this to elaine_cavanaugh's ideas
October 20, 2013
Garden path
Kathy Wen added this to Landscape
October 18, 2013
Side yard
TerraScena added this to Landscapes for TerraScena
October 12, 2013
Nothing to mow here.
lynnxlys added this to 石头主题
October 5, 2013
户外花园
collette97 added this to nursery ideas
October 2, 2013
Side yard
tinker222 added this to Landscape Ideas
October 1, 2013
stone patio with ground cover in between
nickimah added this to outdoors
September 30, 2013
Side garden reading area
Jane Tong added this to Kitchen
September 30, 2013
garden path and plants
kljgla11 added this to garden ideas
September 30, 2013
Love this side garden
seraslan added this to Yard redesign
September 26, 2013
nice random stone walkway
nmtimmerman added this to nmtimmerman's Ideas
September 25, 2013
Flagstone idea around the jungle gym
charrison76 added this to charrison76's Ideas
September 23, 2013
Stone
artchik829 added this to Landscape Ideas
September 21, 2013
I like the English cottage feel of the plantings.
Verna Fimbres added this to garden
September 19, 2013
stone patio and pathway
JubileeScape added this to Patios
September 18, 2013
Random stone patio with connected paths of same stone material
vkoenig26 added this to Outside
September 15, 2013
beautiful
nlesh1 added this to nlesh1's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Patio stones
Elena Fulquet added this to elena_fulquet's ideas
September 15, 2013
Jardín en terraza
Jérôme Lebreton added this to webuser_2603562's Ideas
September 14, 2013
Ambiance
gibber09 added this to gibber09's Ideas
September 13, 2013
side yard
bj4shee added this to Room Ideas
September 11, 2013
small garden in a narrow back yard
Nancy Pyzynski added this to Exterior and Outdoor spaces
September 11, 2013
stones for walkway from front door
Collin Guin added this to collin_guin's ideas
September 10, 2013
Retaining wall with shrabs
myhappyhome added this to Exterior, Landscape & Drainage
September 10, 2013
Sideyard.
Paulette Hopp added this to paulette_hopp's Ideas
September 7, 2013
I like the idea of this beautiful landscaping on the sides of the houses. Especially in our neighborhood where the houses are close and don't get much light. I could do a lot.
jacquelinetinga added this to Garden
September 6, 2013
Diepte!
scottthompson81 added this to Exteriors
September 5, 2013
English garden
lyskin added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 5, 2013
pathway
houzzmouzz added this to Garden
September 5, 2013
Back yard
lamour57 added this to Bedroom Ideas
September 4, 2013
sideyard2
painter57 added this to painter57's ideas
September 4, 2013
Planted patio
hesterj added this to Hester's
September 4, 2013
Patio
christietoo added this to GARDEN IDEAS
September 4, 2013
Keep a Secret Garden on the Side Photo 4 of 9 Once past the pinch point, the space opens up, and the same stones used on the path spread into a stone patio. Two lounge chairs provide a private spot for getting away from all of the activity in the backyard.
northwind7 added this to northwind7's Ideas
September 4, 2013
privacy, stone wall, flagstone
Caroline Harn-Arellano added this to Lovely Gardens
September 3, 2013
A lovely spot to sip your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
claramagel added this to claramagel's Favorites
September 3, 2013
I really like it!
kcurrytn added this to kcurrytn's Ideas
September 3, 2013
I like the stone wall and the flowers. We could do this in our back yard maybe.
skortas added this to landscaping
September 3, 2013
Plantings, stepping stones
tarski added this to misc garden
September 3, 2013
stone patios are not always pristine slabs.
hibiscustea added this to Landscape Ideas
September 3, 2013
Stone path opening to a small seating area in same material
anavteixeira added this to anavteixeira's ideas
September 3, 2013
margaridas e pedras e caminho
mlbt added this to Landscape Ideas
September 3, 2013
"Once past the pinch point, the space opens up, and the same stones used on the path spread into a stone patio. Two lounge chairs provide a private spot for getting away from all of the activity in the backyard."
sammee73 added this to sammee73's ideas
September 3, 2013
Path into patio
marilynmilian added this to marilynmilian's Ideas
September 3, 2013
Reclaiming the side yard like that...steps in grass, lounge chairs, not enough sun but maybe can talk to daisy about that...
heimstaedt added this to heimstaedt's ideas
September 3, 2013
everything
lpwood added this to landscaping
September 2, 2013
Widen path with same stones to make resting area
pikomoku added this to sunyatta's Ideas
September 2, 2013
patio and pathway- natural look
ladytara added this to ladytara's ideas
September 2, 2013
garden
anastasia222 added this to Outdoor Ideas
September 2, 2013
Cotinus coggygria, Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo,' Hosta ‘Golden Tiara', Iris sibirica ‘Ceasar’s Brother’, Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low', Salvia nemerosa ‘Caradonna' and Stachys byzantina.
susandamski added this to susandamski's ideas
September 2, 2013
garden for Washington
paintbrush715 added this to New house Outside
September 2, 2013
Pathway
mjtaguilar added this to Landscape Ideas
September 2, 2013
back side of house landscaping
lizalou55 added this to Deck/patio
September 2, 2013
Could use some planting ideas for our back area if we pursue a patio
circularspace added this to landscape
September 2, 2013
stone paths & patio
Results Thru Strategy added this to dee_pettit's ideas
September 2, 2013
Path stone with planting for side of house by basement room
dheafner added this to Landscape Ideas
September 2, 2013
Garden ideas
gdervruth6 added this to Landscape Ideas
September 2, 2013
I love the planned but random appearing nature of the plantings.
Melanie Cavanagh added this to Exterior Living
September 2, 2013
Stone path opens to patio
cindynelson2003 added this to Outdoor Living
September 2, 2013
Stepping stones and english style garden
ehainen added this to ehainen's ideas
September 2, 2013
stepper path
starfish3 added this to starfish3's ideas
September 2, 2013
Wall
dwbackus added this to dwbackus's ideas
September 2, 2013
landscape
marynick added this to yard
September 2, 2013
for the back of the house
lindaraestills added this to Landscape Ideas
September 2, 2013
Patio behind house
Ivy Halstead added this to gARDEN
September 2, 2013
LOVE THE SUN LOUNGERS AMONG THE GARDEN BED - USE ON OUR GARDEN??
catsully added this to ireland
September 2, 2013
Garden
lko2ca added this to Backyard
September 1, 2013
Side yard
smgoodson added this to Exterior Ideas
September 1, 2013
Stone patio
rob52v added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
natural wild cottage-meadow look
Michelle Bayless added this to michelle_bayless's Ideas
September 1, 2013
flower garden
CINZIA INC. added this to 2chester's ideas
September 1, 2013
garden
2westies2 added this to ?
September 1, 2013
This looks very English.
Westen Design added this to Karen and Lou
September 1, 2013
patio with side yard planting
jlchevy added this to joyce garden
September 1, 2013
side yard
eabugogirl added this to eabugogirl's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Front patio
ravneetchadha added this to zen yard
September 1, 2013
Secret garden and elevated tree landscaping
derekanderson added this to Outdoor - Landscaping
September 1, 2013
I like how they have used the retaining wall and hillside to create a view and privacy. I wonder if this is possible in my backyard.
shorter74 added this to shorter74's ideas
September 1, 2013
backyard
catiegee added this to backyard
September 1, 2013
for the side of the house - walkway with green growing between the stones
jillhuitron added this to jillhuitron's Favorites
September 1, 2013
path and plants around stones
aftonhare added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
side yard
elizacoleman added this to elizacoleman's ideas
September 1, 2013
private spot
jacbkoop added this to jacbkoop's ideas
September 1, 2013
patio in another season
VITA DESIGNS, LLC added this to plavnieks
September 1, 2013
beautiful area for front of yard
vjoelynn added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
for backyard
mmcquerry added this to landscape
September 1, 2013
wet laid retaining wall faced with sandstone
Barbara Bennett added this to barbara_bennett5140's ideas
September 1, 2013
Wider and still no lawn to mow.
curbapple added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
plant levels
rebeccamcfaul added this to patio
September 1, 2013
Everything
sdlw added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
mixture of plants
tbalch added this to tbalch's Favorites
September 1, 2013
Colors, white purple and green
canelape added this to canelape's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Side yard for Maple leaf house
hschwimmer added this to Landscape
September 1, 2013
Landscape
Alderwood Interior Design Inc. added this to swimmercosta's ideas
September 1, 2013
side yard ideas
rjencks added this to new house
September 1, 2013
replace the driveway with this!
Mary-Liz Campbell Landscape Design added this to Patios
September 1, 2013
informality, use of plants
kayjay4k9s added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
Great back yard
libbylane added this to libbylane's ideas
September 1, 2013
Garden ideas
ilenedunn added this to ilenedunn's ideas
September 1, 2013
Arroyo
Robin Johns added this to garden
September 1, 2013
Nook
catbru added this to catbru's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Chaise lounge/patio
suestefko added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
stone walkway side yard
jbcseri314 added this to jbcseri314's ideas
September 1, 2013
secluded garden
kmhteach added this to kmhteach's ideas
September 1, 2013
stone path and beautiful flowers
nancy mellen garden design added this to ncmellen's ideas
September 1, 2013
use all the space... private is great
caryncrawford added this to caryncrawford's Ideas
September 1, 2013
stone wall
liesldeslauriers added this to outdoor
September 1, 2013
paving path to patio area
vanillamendoza added this to country property
September 1, 2013
better view to the studio
dupontg added this to dupontg's ideas
September 1, 2013
Stones
lindadeanna added this to lindadeanna's ideas
September 1, 2013
garden idea
debb9729 added this to debb9729's ideas
September 1, 2013
pavers
mb5525 added this to CeceliaBattle
September 1, 2013
privacy
ninona2 added this to ninona2's Ideas
September 1, 2013
wuAy
sbishop6362 added this to landscape
September 1, 2013
the space opens up, and the same stones used on the path spread into a stone patio. ??in front of decks?
nfcruz added this to nfcruz's Favorites
September 1, 2013
Patio exterior 1
yorkie1 added this to yorkie1's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Gardens
kharenberg added this to kharenberg's ideas
September 1, 2013
Like the wall, plantings, overall look
gbarton1 added this to Landscape/Garden
September 1, 2013
Side Yard
psuggs added this to Landscape Pathways
August 29, 2013
Once past the pinch point, the space opens up, and the same stones used on the path spread into a stone patio. Two lounge chairs provide a private spot for getting away from all of the activity in the backyard
ACHLA Designs added this to abnadam's ideas
August 29, 2013
overall look, variartion in colors and heights of planting
debbiekaydavis added this to debbiekaydavis's ideas
August 29, 2013
garden
Brandywine Studio LLC added this to garden & exterior
August 29, 2013
no grass!
georgecramos added this to georgecramos's Ideas
August 29, 2013
Quiet, relaxing, private
Nancy Weiss added this to Closet Ideas
August 29, 2013
It is so plush in such a small space
bramps added this to bramps's ideas
August 28, 2013
garden
Amy Byrnes Gearner added this to webuser_14765's ideas
August 28, 2013
no mowing!
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