When landscape architect Katharine Webster first saw the front garden at the home that would become the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, she felt something was missing in parterre garden constructed of boxwoods and backed by an ivy-colored wall. Webster introduced UPBEAT, an aluminum sculpture by Clement Meadmore, to complement the space.
This geometric-shaped pergola was created using a series of triangles. The pergola provides shade for a cozy sitting area and serves as a stunning art piece in this backyard. The pergola extends to cover a hot tub area surrounded by tropical plants. Lush green landscaping offers privacy and beautiful scenery.
The northwestern Wyoming home and barn is dominated by jurisdictional wetlands and natural water courses, so man-made water features are a natural enhancement to the landscape. In the front, the pond butts against the foundation of the barn and family room. The water exploits the glass chinking between the logs of the barn, providing a quietly dazzling mirror image of the barn.
Horizontal lines are more calming than vertical lines, so horizontal fencing is highly favored when homeowners are seeking an outdoor sanctuary intended for relaxing, says Danna Cain of Atlanta-based Home & Garden Design. She adds that this aspect makes horizontal fencing an ideal complement for an Oriental or zen-themed landscape.
A stone fence provides an elegant border for an Alanta garden. The homeowner desired a garden view from every window, which resulted in seven garden rooms oriented in relation to the house, according to Harrison Design. The home has been on tours hosted by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Making late additions to the landscape can result in devastating losses next spring, especially in areas where the ground freezes. Perennials are the most susceptible to late planting, as alternating freezing and thawing of soil literally shoves plants out of soil, exposing crowns. Shrubs and trees can go into the ground later, but for best winter survival rates, you should have all plants in place by six weeks before soil typically freezes.
The spout protrudes out creating a shady corner under this waterfall structure. The water flows down into a manmade pond with a rounded concrete edge. Plants popping up from the water bring natural life and color to the landscaping.
A stone fence on an 2.5-acre Atlanta estate, called Rivermeade, by Harrison Design, adds a design element without blocking views of the natural meadow behind the property. The residence has been featured on the tours by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and was featured on a TV show, Tyler Perry’s "For Better or Worse" sitcom.
This home marries the concepts of indoor and outdoor living with a modern aesthetic that marries earth, rocks, water and fire. The home is perfect for family life and entertaining. An open concept living-dining-kitchen allows the family to maximize time together and integrates garden and pool landscapes through the floor to ceiling wall of sliding glass.
An irregular bluestone pathway flanked with pachysandra leads to an Asian-style gate with pergola. The gate draws the eye through to frame the rear yard and entices one to enter. Designer tip: You do not need a fence to have a gate. Simply tucking an arbor gate into the landscape will draw the eye into the garden.
Cruise along the gravel driveway that leads up to this pretty Tudor-style cottage. The home’s dark green shutters, stone and shingle siding give the place fairy-tale like feel Mature landscaping and stone hardscaping give the large front yard a park-like feel.
Often referred to as a bungalow-style home, Craftsman designs and layouts typically make use of every square inch of the home. Stunning landscaping and hardscaping, the variations in the roofline and a beautiful exterior color add charming curb appeal to this home.
This masterpiece features quality construction by a collection of artisans and master craftsmen under the watchful eye of a dedicated builder. Completed in 2010, the home exudes warmth coupled with sophistication and elegance. The stucco, stone and brick exterior of the home exemplifies a beautiful European Romantic style of home. The lush landscaping and gardens are welcoming while accentuating the architectural details of the home.
A winter mulch can be a gardener’s best friend, especially around new additions to the landscape. That extra mulch layer can help prevent frost heave around new plants that may not have an extensive root system to help keep them anchored in soil as it freezes and thaws. Put a 2-inch-thick layer around the base of plants to insulate roots and
Sited on a corner lot above the streets of this Asheville neighborhood, this elegant home boasts curb appeal all around the home. The stucco, stone and brick exterior of the home exemplifies a beautiful European Romantic style of home. The lush landscaping and gardens are welcoming while accentuating the architectural details of the home. Every detail of this home has been elegantly appointed to showcase the true character and appeal of this traditional style home.
This project involved the radical transformation of a tiny, awkward apartment at the top of a six-story building. With only 425 square feet of floor area, but a ceiling height of over 24 feet, the new design exploits the inherent sectional possibilities, and creates a flowing interior landscape that dissolves the notion of distinct “rooms.”
As fresh foliage disappears from the winter landscape, rabbits and other creatures start feasting on plants they don’t normally touch. Protect the crowns of plants that fit this category, like coral bells, with chicken wire or hardware cloth. Netting won’t outsmart creatures at this point in the season. Deer will paw it off; rabbits will sit on it and reach through to leaves.
The grounds around this 1724 Abiah Taylor House adjoin Taylor Run and the Stroud Preserve. As always, the masses of very specific herbaceous perennials were utilized. Closer to the home, insincere boxwoods were eliminated and a less-suburban, more authentic appearance devised.
The goal was to orchestrate a more gardenesque experience, while planting into the larger landscape presented by the preserve.