A natural backdrop of greenery is picturesque for this gorgeous outdoor farmhouse table. Decorated with glass, pastel florals and neutral cushions and tablesettings, this backyard is a comfortable place to sit, eat and converse with friends.
This courtyard started out with the very interesting style of the arbor, which was made famous by architects Greene & Greene. Set in the Sierra Foothills, the landscape is made equally interesting with flagstone and Irish moss, potato vines and a diverse selection of lime and gray-colored low perennials.
A mix of flowering plants and shaped shrubs create beautiful levels and textures to decorate the natural stone yard in this cottage yard. The blooms add soft color shining against the vivid green grass.
An outdoor garden sits just outside the bedroom in this stone cottage, allowing smells of the flowers and herbs to waft through the open windows. The charming garden adds a beautiful touch to the exterior of the stone cottage.
A paver pathway leads out into the backyard to a sitting area that looks back over a reflective pond. Along the way a sunken fireside patio is separated from the pathway using natural stone steps. Mulched garden areas surround the patio sections giving natural life and color to the design.
This poolscape includes two-tiered entertaining and bathing areas surrounded by a stacked stone retaining wall of blended earth tones. The hillside plantings in the background soften the change in grades. Designer tip: Planting grasses in drifts will create a sense of movement, as they will appear to continuously flow through the garden.
This super-cute playhouse sits center stage in this slightly terraced backyard. Kids and adults will not be able to resist the blue playhouse with its pink elliptical door and white window boxes. Patio seating provides a place where the adults can sit and watch the kids play. A wood fence encloses the yard so none of the kiddies can wander off.