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North Arlington ResidenceTraditional Landscape, DC Metro

Woodland Garden: A curvaceous pea gravel path directs the visitor through the woodland garden located at the back and back side of the house.
It is planted with drifts of Erie and Chindo Viburnumns, Oak leaf Hyrangeas, Astilbe, Ferns, Hostas.A row of hollies was added to block the view to the son's home.
Photo credit: ROGER FOLEY

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mpjapa wrote:Jul 3, 2013
blueb53 wrote:Oct 14, 2012
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    Katia Goffin Gardens
    Ten to twenty feet this is tall but needs to be skinny.. .. seems like you need a hedge to me for the privacy... How about a hornbeam hedge? You can keep them clipped like the Siberian Elm Matt is suggesting. If I think of something else I will let you know.
  • Debbie N

    Hi Katia - your work is fantastic! We are trying to create something like this in our back yard. What (non-formal) evergreens do you as a winter backdrop/screen for these woodland settings. We are Zone 7.

Charlotte wrote:Jun 5, 2013
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    Katia Goffin Gardens
    To achieve this look it is best to plant the astilbe 18" -24" on center
  • rosemaryob
    Oak Leaf Hydrangea..looks like to me....Or some mega large Gooseneck Loosestrife?
Tiara Krieg wrote:Apr 23, 2013
  • ducks43
    Be aware that your gravel is probably going to be all over your garden. It likes to wander.
  • phantom_hd
    Im sorry i meant 1 inch sand to 2 inches gravel on a tamped base with pave stone boarder
Teri wrote:Dec 5, 2012
  • James Clark
    Any coating on the edging? And it's presumably steel edging?
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    Katia Goffin Gardens
    No coating on the metal edging
Karyn Dismore Interiors wrote:Mar 14, 2013
  • mariadw
    what is the grass?
  • Sigrid
    What's the grass-like plant to the right, in front of the astilbe?
Vicki Webber wrote:Oct 4, 2016
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    Katia Goffin Gardens

    The ground cover that you are inquiring about is Liriope muscari.

  • D D

    Liriope -(lilyturf) is so easy, just mow it down in the early spring. It grows fast. It keeps out weeds, stays green all winter and gets pretty lavender flowers, Love it!

sgladden wrote:Sep 20, 2014
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    Katia Goffin Gardens

    This path is made of pea gravel, which is a material that certainly could be used for a golf cart path. However, a paved path would need less maintenance after having regular cart traffic on it. I would chose the material to pair correctly with whatever material you eventually decide to use for the driveway.

rborto wrote:Apr 28, 2014
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    Katia Goffin Gardens

    We don't recommend storing any home office items in your garden. :)

wayree wrote:May 1, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to The Surprising Ingredients Every Good Garden Should HaveNov 30, 2015

We can’t often predict how nature will play with our garden — what wildlife will visit or what storms may come — but we can design a space that allows us to let go and enjoy nature’s offerings.Give the garden curves, bumps and bruises. Nature is curvy. Nature is bumpy. Nature is banged up. These are states of being we find beautiful in the world around us but don’t always find beautiful in ourselves or our private landscapes. Gardening by reflecting the larger world, I think, instills more personal confidence, forgiveness and happiness.

Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Unwind in Your Own Private Garden EscapeJun 20, 2013

Less concrete. Go natural. After a day of work in the concrete and asphalt jungle, who needs to come home to more of that? To me, a go-to garden is all about people and plants, how they interact and coexist. Unless you have a good reason to use excessive hardscaping, why not use mulch or gravel instead? Both are permeable, inexpensive and, most important, feel great under your feet. Mulch pathways cushion the feet and bring to mind the seemingly audible silence of a wilderness retreat. Gravel crunches underfoot, making the most delightful sound.

Laura Gaskill added this to May Checklist for a Smooth-Running HomeApr 2, 2013

Maintain and repair garden paths. Create neat edges, fill in gravel paths with fresh gravel and replace or reposition broken stepping stones.Check irrigation systems and hoses. Turn on the irrigation system and take a walk through your yard to make sure everything is working properly. Make adjustments and repairs as needed.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Jennifer Turco added this to BackyardJun 19, 2019

I like this kind of path (or the pressed sand)

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