Plantings and patio's around a lovely house

We designed and built all the beds around a 10,000 sq. ft. house. The goal was to create warm and feminine gardens around the whole house. We tried to have the gardens tell a story and we did this by creating little paths and stone pillars/seating.
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Here we were trying to hide a very ugly electical bo. Josh Richardson did the actual stonework.
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Panorama of side of the house. Very natural and colorful
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Here we wanted to give an inviting feel to the entrance to the garden entrance. We did this with a stone seat and grass walkway.
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We like adding color with our containers.
“Plants” — conejosbarb
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The layers of plantings of the side patio
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View of the front. We layed the bed out with a romantic, slow curving bed. Very feminine
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A well laid out planting
“Large bed example.” — smgraves
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Instead of making one planting, we made 2 and created a fun little voyage.
“Nice” — smgraves
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Instead on one huge. one level patio we designed 2 smaller patios divided by plantings and a water feature.
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Instead on one huge. one level patio we designed 2 smaller patios divided by plantings and a water feature
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Our contemporary water feature. We made it so it also functions as a sitting wall.
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Here you can see the lower portion of the patio with the 2 pillars and urns.
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Here is a fluffy, colorful planting.
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