The courtyard of a Boston townhouse A Blade of Grass, Wayland, MA brings in 'Center of Attention' hostas and 'Green Mountain' boxwood in front of horizontal wooden fencing. The project, by A Blade of Grass, was a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award winner.
The entry to the courtyard shows how the front bubbling urn fountain features are centered with the walkway and front door, and how the dual fountains frame the walkway, all working together to provide a soothing, yet dramatic space.
Since the home's materials were neutral, adding a wide variety of planting colors soften the walls and ground plane and provide the contrast in color that was desperately needed.
This modern zen courtyard features a 'Bloodgood' Japanese maple among large native boulders that serve as paver steps and crushed gravel. The project by Buttercup Design Group for the property on Shelter Island, N.Y., won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
A cozy outdoor seating area is illuminated by LED string lights in a modern courtyard. A high privacy fence creates a sense of seclusion under the shade of trees original to the space. The garden was installed in December 2014.