Jay Sifford Garden Design
33 Reviews

Woodland garden 1

This is my personal garden. It's been an ongoing laboratory, passion and, at times, frustration, for the past 18 years. I can't imagine living anywhere else.
Country: United States
Zip Code: 28210
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I built this privacy screen out of concrete backerboard with a 2 x 4 and 4 x 4 frame.
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New front garden, after removing all the grass and bringing the bedlines in.
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Front Garden, July 2011
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Formerly a problem front yard, I removed all the grass, enlarged the beds, and created a series of ponds and waterfalls on an "unusable" hill.
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Front Garden, July 2011
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Formerly a problem front yard, I removed all the grass, enlarged the beds, and created a series of ponds and waterfalls on an "unusable" hill.
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Lawnless front garden.
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Grass was removed and replaced with a terraced gravel pathway, wider than normal, so that plants could cascade over.
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Lawnless front garden.
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Grass was removed and replaced with a terraced gravel pathway, wider than normal, so that plants could cascade over.
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Lawnless front garden.
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Woodland garden in September. Installation was 1 year ago.
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Woodland Garden
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Entrance to front garden.
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Sitting area in my garden.
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The red bench and 3 panel privacy screen with art provide both a perfect backdrop and a destination in my personal woodland garden. This is at the top of the three tiered koi pond. All my favorite hostas are planted here.
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Blue Atlas Cedar Fence
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I designed and installed this "fence" using serpentine and hooked blue atlas cedars. I built an adjustable height support out of painted PVC, threaded steel rods, bamboo, nuts and washers so that the cedars could be trained in an appropriate way. This is one week after installation. The color of the cedar foliage perfectly complements the smoke tree, the Japanese maple and near...More
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Garden Steps
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The use of chartreuse foliage brightens up the steps in a woodland garden. In the absence of abundant light, chartreuse foliage is an appropriate choice.
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A garden can be a magical place.
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Upper garden, street side, late afternoon. Hana Matoi japanese maple with astilbe 'Visions'.
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A garden can be a magical place.
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Upper garden, street side, late afternoon. Hana Matoi japanese maple with astilbe 'Visions'.
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A garden can be a magical place.
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Upper garden, street side, late afternoon. Hana Matoi japanese maple with astilbe 'Visions'.
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A garden can be a magical place.
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Upper garden, street side, late afternoon. Hana Matoi japanese maple with astilbe 'Visions'.
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Woodland Garden
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Updated water garden photo (May 2012), courtesy of Evelyn Hadden.
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Updated water garden photo (May 2012), courtesy of Evelyn Hadden.
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Updated water garden photo (May 2012), courtesy of Evelyn Hadden.
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Updated water garden photo (May 2012), courtesy of Evelyn Hadden.
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Updated water garden photo (May 2012), courtesy of Evelyn Hadden.
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Updated water garden photo (May 2012), courtesy of Evelyn Hadden.
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These Chinese doors mark the entrance to a hosta garden at the top of a koi pond. They create a sense of journey and mystery which pulls visitors into the next area of the garden.
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Chinese doors create a sense of mystery as to what lies beyond. I built a frame, free standing, and flanked it with rhododendron.
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Seating wall from above.
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cedrus deodara 'Blue Snake' in ceramic pot. This is the most totally prostrate tree I've ever seen. I had to use it.
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This seating wall was embedded into a hill in the front garden, effectively lowering the visitor closer to eye level for better viewing of the unique foliage. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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My garden gate and Japanese maple, mid-November. Photo by Jay Sifford
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My garden gate and Japanese maple, mid-November. Photo by Jay Sifford
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Sculptural dancer by artist Benjamin Parrish. Photo by Jay Sifford
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Sculptural crucifix by metal artist Benjamin Parrish. Photo by Jay Sifford
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Wind sculpture by Lyman Whitaker. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Tree frog napping on a ceramic sculpture by Marcia Donahue. He must know that it's not a real carnivorous plant! Photo by Jay Sifford
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Citronella lily after a rain. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Coneflower. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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This planting island was done as a sort of inner portrait of myself. It functions in much the same way that a planted pot would. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Garden Room Entrance.
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This entrance to a garden room consists of a trellis that supports a 'Cascade Falls' weeping bald cypress. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Zinc planter seductively hidden in a grove of horsetail rush (Equisetum hyemale), planted with acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Zinc planter, horsetail rush and acorus, backlit.
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Front garden on a May afternoon. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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'Ruby Falls' redbud, 'Blue Snake' deodar cedar, 'The Blues' spruce, 'Curly Tops' chamaecyparis pisifera, and 'Floating Clouds' redbud. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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'The Blues' picea pungens with 'Floating Clouds' redbud. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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'Orange Rocket' barberry with 'Janome Ogon' pinus parviflora. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Verbena Bonariensis with 'Raywood's Weeping' Arizona cypress. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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'Sum and Substance' hosta. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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'Golden Spirit' cotinus (smokebush). Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Colorful foliage at the entrance to the front garden 5/15. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Mounding shapes, blue foliage, lots of texture and a Lyman Whitaker wind sculpture. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Verbana bonariensis along path.
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Ceramic Pot As Sculpture
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Ceramic Sculptures by Marcia Donahue
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Photo by Evelyn Hadden
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Waterfall and begonias in autumn
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Contorted filbert and container in winter.
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Portal to the emerging spring forest.
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Front stroll garden, April, 2016
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Pavel Efremoff Sculpture
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Pavel Efremoff Sculpture
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Conifer 'amphitheater'
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This area, formerly a problem slope, was turned into a "conifer amphitheater", so called because the boulders, some naturally occurring, some added, create shelves and pockets to hold a conifer collection. The trees appear to look down upon garden visitors as they walk through the space to reach the fern garden and Japanese-inspired boardwalk. Photo by Jay Sifford
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Border bed in front garden
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Conifers, Japanese maples and perennials add juxtaposition to a border bed. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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My personal front garden and home.
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View from the street. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Study in Texture: Tree and Stone
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Glass Art Creates Woodland Focal Point
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These glass leaves look at home nestled in a bed of 'Florida Sunshine' illicium and aspidistra. The aspidistra picks up the shape of the glass leaves while the blended tone leaf pulls the illicium foliage color out and up. The red provides enough contrast to make a statement in a shady area. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Ceramic totem
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This ceramic totem marks the entrance to the Japanese yatsuhashi boardwalk and fern glen. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Woodland garden entrance
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Entrance to my front stroll garden in early December.. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Layers of texture and fall color
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Layers of texture and color: 'Raywood's Weeping' Arizona cypress and 'Orange Rocket' barberry in early December. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Layers of fall color.
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Layers of fall color: 'Orange Rocket' barberry, 'Curly Tops' chamaecyparis, 'Blue Snake' deodar cedar, gingko.
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Chippendale garden bench.
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Trillium cuneatum
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Front Stoll Garden, April 2018.
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Front Stroll Garden, April 2018.
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Peonies and Japanese maple in the front garden.
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Waterfall after a rain.
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A shaft of sunlight highlighted the waterfall after an afternoon rain. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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