Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA

Design Team:
Landscape Architect, Scott Lankford,
Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
www.lankfordarchitecture.com
Architect, Dan Nelson,
Designs Northwest Architects
www.designsnw.com
Photography, Ian Gleadle, Scott Lankford

A small waterfront cabin was renovated into a contemporary year around residence. This small pocket garden located across the street from the home, has a stone pathway leading to a small seating patio with fire pit. This is a unique seaside, low maintenance garden. Drought resistant and salt friendly plantings were used throughout. This garden has become the focus of the neighborhood with many visitors stopping and enjoying what has become a neighborhood landmark.

Featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, September 2010, "A Home With History", Giselle Smith
Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA
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From the street, a round rock pathway leads to a small seating area next to the water with a small fire pit. Low maintenance, drought resistant and salt tolerant plantings were used in mass and clumps. This garden has become the focus of the neighborhood with many visitors stopping and enjoying what has become a neighborhood landmark. Photo by R. Scott Lankford
“drought tolerant plants” — christineannharris
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Simple stone and blue stone walkway lead to the front door from the street side parking. Plantings were selected to emphasize the structure and sense of entry. Photos by Ian Gleadle
“Different size stones” — toot6554
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Round rock and simple plantings that hide the septic field, emphasize the contemporary nature of the architecture. A blue stone walkway connects the parking to the street. Simplicity was emphasized to focus attention to the garden across the street. Drought resistant and salt friendly plantings were used throughout. Photo by Ian Gleadle
“Like idea of closing up porch but would use glass insert” — Irene Croft
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A small stone patio with fire pit sits next to the water. The stone walkway is carefully used to tie the garden to the residence across the street. This is a unique seaside, low maintenance garden. Drought resistant and salt friendly plantings were used throughout. This garden has become the focus of the neighborhood with many visitors stopping and enjoying what has become ...More
“Colour and path” — berthaclough
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A blue stone walk leads to the front door past a round rock garden covering the septic. clumps of heuchera, blue oat grass, and sedums line the walkway. Photo by Scott Lankford
“Stepping pavers” — toot6554
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The round rock path leads through fragrant thyme, blue oat grass, iris, ceanothus, rosmary, pine, lavender and blanket flower to a patio by the sea. Photo by Scott Lankford
“Yards” — moonwillowstar
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Purple thyme with lavender, pine, and blanket flower amid clumps of iris and ceanothus create the border for a round rock path leading to the beach, patio and fire pit. Photo by Scott Lankford
“Ground cover” — poearle
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Blanket flower, ceanothus, iris, blue oat grass, sedum and thyme make a low maintenance, drought reisistant garden by the water. Photo by Scott Lankford
“blanket flower” — kristenpking
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Next to the shore, a stone patio and fire pit create a restful place to look over the water. Photo by Scott Lankford
“Organized, natural, color contrasts” — jonnacmiller
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Looking back at the house, the stone path ties the home and garden together. Although the house is across the street from the garden, the two spaces work together in the landscape and bring the shore near the home. Photo by Scott Lankford
“walkway” — ascottg
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Red creeping thyme flank the path with clumps of sedum, lavender forming a border. Photo by Scott Lankford
“Purple plant” — szalag1
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A detail of the plantings show the creeping thyme with the blanket flower, sedum and iris that border the pathway. Photo by Scott Lankford
“The purple ground cover is Thymus serphyllum, red mother of thyme. It is evergreen, drought resistan” — kristenpking
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