Architect Julia Morgan, whose original design is seen in the curved detail of the front entry and doors in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, often placed an emphasis on an interplay between exterior and interior spaces. The French doors seen here open wide to create a continuous gathering area between the front garden and entry.
Manicured shrubs pair with vibrant, fuchsia blooms to frame a charming, English-inspired manor in Auckland, New Zealand. The home features a brick chimney and a black front door, both of which offer exceptional contrast to the white siding exterior.
Arrange plantings in zones based on water use. Group thirsty plants together, including things like bedding plants and lawn. Keep lower water use plants like shrubs and drought tolerant perennials in a separate area. Install an irrigation system controller that supports zone watering to enjoy state-of-the-art water savings.
One of the most common ways to use dwarf Alberta spruce in the landscape is to plant a pair flanking an entry, driveway or path. In this entry garden, two spruce frame the steps to the front porch, effectively calling attention to it. Clumps of pink spirea provide a pretty counterpoint to the steady green of this pair of porch-side spruces. In winter, dwarf Alberta spruce really shines, sounding a steady note of green through snows and winter cold. Dwarf Alberta spruce (Picea glauca ‘Conica’) is hardy in Zones 2 to 8.
A front yard patio is designed to feel like and island and is uniquely softened by a peach and teal pebbles inlay that is flowing and textural. This modified traditional Balinese garden provides an oasis filled with tropical color and foliage, aromatic gardens, and an eastern motif.
To ensure that their clients' home felt cohesive all around, the Deborah Cerbone Associates team continued those stone finishes into the backyard. Here, a stone wall with stairs creates a formal entry into the garden.
A large pergola-like structure marks a transition from a main garden to a lower chalet building. Low walls provide built-in seating. This garden features a design that's very specific on circles and center points, requiring dutiful attention to axis points and perfect radii.
Fall containers, window boxes and hanging baskets complement established plantings at this country-style home. Mums, ornamental kale and grasses, and decorative accents like cornstalks, dried flower wreaths and country-style ornaments complete the inviting harvest display.
Landscape designer Stephen Carruthers designed his front garden in Portland, Oregon, to be enjoyed from the entry down the stone path to the doorway, as well as from indoors. The L-shaped house forms two walls of the enclosed front garden.
Located in Charleston, S.C., this garden takes advantage of its southern exposure by offering a balanced pair of grass rugs, perfect for viewing the nearby ocean from carefully placed benches. A red brick pathway is lined by low hedges for a crisp, well-manicured look.
Increase safe passage in public areas of a garden by installing lighting. Beautiful stair rails feature a leaf motif. The railings appear to have sprouted from the ground and blend beauty with function, making the pathway safe and inviting. The garden design was very specific on circles and center points, requiring dutiful attention to axis points and perfect radii.
A formal brick pathway leads visitors through a well-manicured front garden in this transitional home. The informal gravel pathway blends with the lush green landscape, inviting visitors to explore the grounds.