A once sloping side yard with drainage issues has been reimagined as a garden design showcase with distinct border accents and areas for outdoor entertaining in the style of a Savannah-Charleston coastal home.
'White Genoa' is an old fig variety native to the Mediterranean and western Asia. This fig performs well in cool coastal regions, and it’s also fine for growing inland. The fruits have greenish-yellow skins and amber flesh. Many gardeners enjoy the trees as ornamentals, too, for their deeply lobed, green leaves and gray bark.
What was once a steep, underused side yard becomes a private garden retreat with a centerpiece fountain, an expansive courtyard for entertaining and lush green borders in the style of a Charleston/Savannah coastal home. A step by step guide from Landscape Studio demonstrates how hardscaping and landscaping can transform your property into the ideal outdoor space.
Garden designer Holley Jaakkola's gorgeous home in Savannah's coastal Isle of Hope community 15 minutes from downtown can often suggest a film set. This beautifully manicured, idyllic, old-fashioned 1850 home sits on a quiet country road where children in bathing suits ride bikes and the pace is calm and removed from the fracas of modern life. The home is separated from the water by that narrow road and the entire Isle of Hope community has a sleepy, lost-in-time attitude.
Several varieties of blue fescue (Festuca glauca) are available on the market. ‘Elijah Blue’ is a classic form, offering powdery blue leaves that bring color to the landscape year-round. Wheat-like seedheads appear in early summer. This grass thrives in dry conditions and is an outstanding choice for rock gardens, troughs or containers. Drought-tolerant and deer-resistant, ‘Elijah Blue’ thrives in coastal conditions, too. Plants grow 8 to 10 inches tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-8.