Back Flagstone Path
This flagstone path connects the main terrace to the reading niche at the back of the property.
This terrace used to be where the children's play equipment was set up. Now, with three college students, the clients needed more niches where people could have some privacy.
The timber bamboo offers privacy screening from the house next door and lends a tropical feeling to this low maintenance planting scheme.
Carved Granite Birdbath
This carved granite birdbath was selected for this spot because it's asymmetry echoes the branching of the Angel's Trumpet next to it.
The curved walkway is gravel with monolithic stone risers, to allow rain and oxygen to tree roots. Ornamental grasses flank the entry. A simple retaining wall matches the home's exterior wainscoting, and is topped with the same slate as their front porch.
The secret to a cohesive perennial or cottage-style garden is to have the colors and textures of different plants reference one another. I like to think my background in Fine Arts allows me to use plants like paint in a composition.