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A Down-Sized Dream Garden
A Down-Sized Dream Garden
Landscape Projects, Inc.
Created for a couple moving to a smaller house and lot in order to “down¬-size” after their children had left home, this garden’s design presented many challenges. The wife, an ardent gardener, had a long wish list: a water feature; specific plants (including a river birch, a gingko tree, oakleaf hydrangeas, plants to attract butterflies, and trilliums), fragrance, a small patio, and a potting shed. She also wanted to eliminate grass from any part of the property, and to have space to plant annuals (in containers and other areas). In short, she wanted a small “dream garden” created from a site that even she characterized as “disastrous-looking” at the outset. The wife wanted pathways that would allow her to visit all parts of the garden. The patio space did not need to be sizable because of the high deck off the back of the house, but the views from the deck were important. We accomplished all of the clients' goals, and designed a series of small "garden rooms" in the backyard to create the illusion of a larger space. We also designed a "faux potting shed" front to screen the area under the deck and incorporated a raised planting bed for annuals and herbs, which was featured in an article in Fine Gardening the following year as an inventive way to disguise an eyesore in the landscape. This garden received an Award of Distinction in 2009 from the DC/MD/VA Landscape Contractors Association. Another view of the small patio and millstone vountain from the deck.© Melissa Clark Photography
A Fairy Garden
A Fairy Garden
Megan Montgomery Design
Photo of a shabby-chic style landscaping in New Orleans.
Rose-Covered Gazebo
Rose-Covered Gazebo
Donna Lynn - Landscape Designer
lynnlandscapedesign.com - Yellow climbing rose on iron gazebo serves as focal point in rose and perennial garden. photo: Donna Lynn
Romantic Guesthouse Garden
Romantic Guesthouse Garden
Dear Garden Associates, Inc.
The pathway terminates just beyond the door to the guest cottage in a small, informal cigar patio.
Photo of a shabby-chic style backyard stone landscaping in Philadelphia for summer.
Art House
Art House
Calista Chandler Photography
Calista Chandler Photography
This is an example of a shabby-chic style landscaping in San Francisco.
Girls Playhouse
Girls Playhouse
JK interior living
Precious playhouse.
This is an example of a small shabby-chic style outdoor playset in New York.
My Houzz: Charming Cottage Getaway in Steamboat Springs
My Houzz: Charming Cottage Getaway in Steamboat Springs
Brenda Olde
Photo: Brenda Olde © 2015 Houzz
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style landscaping in Denver.
Expansive Hidden Gardens Property
Expansive Hidden Gardens Property
Scenic Landscaping
A private seating area amidst the garden space
Inspiration for a mid-sized shabby-chic style partial sun backyard concrete paver formal garden in New York for summer.
Custom Planters
Custom Planters
Elemental Landscapes, Ltd.
Salvaged cedar decking turned into a tiered vertical planter. Upcycled wood planter with succulents, annuals and ground cover.
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style full sun backyard landscaping in Chicago.
Shabby Chic Backyard Landscape
Shabby Chic Backyard Landscape
Landservices, Inc.
Photo of a shabby-chic style landscaping in Portland.
Witherspoon Rose Garden
Witherspoon Rose Garden
Witherspoon Rose Culture
A stunning rose garden in a free form shaped bed makes an excellent focal point in this yard. The brick path surrounding allows for the garden to be enjoyed from all sides. Rose Garden planted and maintained by Witherspoon Rose Culture.
Out door dinning
Out door dinning
Amodei Designs
Todd Tyler
Design ideas for a shabby-chic style landscaping in Los Angeles.
French Formal
French Formal
Anna Hoffman Landscape Architecture
Design ideas for a shabby-chic style landscaping in San Francisco.
SoHo Loft
SoHo Loft
Simon-Wallace Design Inc.
Inspiration for a shabby-chic style landscaping in New York.
Girls Playhouse
Girls Playhouse
JK interior living
Photo of a small shabby-chic style outdoor playset in New York.
French Formal
French Formal
Anna Hoffman Landscape Architecture
This is an example of a shabby-chic style landscaping in San Francisco.
West Sac Waterfall
West Sac Waterfall
Geremia Pools
The small backyard off the patio was carefully landscaped to include lush flowers and plants that can grow year-round. The cute playhouse with raised vegetable beds were a must for this owner, and our team was eager to make a custom nook for the children, all the while incorporating the small space and patio it includes.
SF Flower and Garden Show 2014
SF Flower and Garden Show 2014
McKenna Landscape Design
Our design for the 2014 SF Flower and Garden Show was marine themed, specifically inspired by the boatyards found along the California coast. Almost all the wood shown is up-cycled fence boards with the arbor comprised of used fence posts bolted together.
Small Space Container Garden
Small Space Container Garden
DIY Edible Gardens
Design ideas for a shabby-chic style landscaping in San Diego.
SoHo Loft
SoHo Loft
Simon-Wallace Design Inc.
Design ideas for a shabby-chic style landscaping in New York.
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