Samuel H. Williamson Associates
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shwa traditional landscape


This traditional herb and cutting garden is conveniently located just outside the kitchen, with views to the dining terrace beyond.

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prudence44 wrote:
do i have to lay my bricks in straight line in my backyard?
   Comment   May 14, 2012
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Emily Hurley
Are you thinking of more a meandering path?
May 15, 2012 at 2:35pm   
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Jennifer Landry wrote:
Is the stone on the chimney real building stone or stone veneer? What kind?
   Comment   August 9, 2011
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Samuel H. Williamson Associates
The chimney has a 4-inch-thick veneer of basalt. It's the same material as the retaining walls to the left.
March 21, 2012 at 9:34am   
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agbutler wrote:
Could you please tell me what the house color is?
   Comment   July 9, 2011
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Kelly Porter
A similar color is Clary Sage 6178 by Sherwin Williams.
July 9, 2011 at 10:24am     
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Daleet Spector Design
What kind of brick did you use on the patio or is it terra cotta? Thanks!
October 22, 2013 at 3:35pm   
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gail21 wrote:
could you tell me what plants you have in the middle of the patio. I would like some tall ones and lower level plants in the front. A combo would be nice. Thank you. Gail
   Comment   April 20, 2011
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DeCocco Design
I think I see salvia, delphinium and hostas, among others. Such a pretty look!
May 4, 2011 at 4:22pm   
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Sheila Schmitz
I spy some lavender on the sides, too! :)
May 4, 2011 at 4:34pm   
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helenz wrote:
how do i set up a drip irrigation system for my landscaping?
   Comment   October 19, 2011

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Becky Harris added this to Unexpected Edible Gardens
This kitchen garden looks a lot like one you would find in Colonial Williamsburg. It's so great that these people have dedicated such a large part of their patio space to it.
Lily Gahagan added this to Herb Gardens for Indoors and Out
In the garden. A kitchen garden situated right outside the house is convenient for stepping out and clipping a few stems to brighten up dinner. The brick path surrounding this one makes it easy to reach the plants from all angles.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 4 Steps to the Perfect Garden
2. Consider your whole space. Incorporate hardscaping as well as landscaping into your garden. Make room for people as well as plants — otherwise your garden won't be able to be enjoyed properly! This homeowner was careful to plan and separate areas assigned to different functions. Brick walkways outline a garden area around the perimeter, with a spot at the end for an outdoor dining set.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Garden Edging: Clean Lines for Your Landscape
Here, it's been installed on the diagonal as a decorative and functional type of edging. A small trench is dug, and the bricks are set in diagonally and covered halfway with soil to keep them in place.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Feast Your Eyes on Edible Gardens
When your patio space is used for grilling and outdoor meals, why not have your herbs nearby? This classic blend of herbs and cutting flowers also helps break up what could otherwise be a too-expansive spread of brick pavers.
Try a patio garden. If you are looking to dip your toes into the water of edible gardening, try starting by incorporating a few herbs or vegetables into existing flower beds. Many veggies and most herbs have ornamental foliage and lovely fruit and flowers, and can blend in quite easily with standard flower-border fare.

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