Tag Archives: Garden

On The Street…Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA

 

This garden home combination caught my eye.  Winter can be challenging season for gardens to look to their best. The color story this garden with the paint scheme of the home allows this home to look good in any season. The owner reported that they were the first in their neighborhood to pull out the lawn and plant their entire front yard. (Aren’t you glad they did!)  She mentioned that at first the neighbors were not quite convinced and were wondering how this would all turn out. Well, as you can see it’s wonderful, the neighbors love it and in the sincerest form of flattery, many have done similar front yard gardens.   Two interesting notes: 1, The owner said they selected the paint colors and repainted the home to visually complement the garden. 2, There are some brown sedums near the sidewalk, that’s not something that was overlooked at garden clean up time, the owner selected them because the color is so right with the home this time of year. Don’t you agree?

This garden home combination caught my eye.

Winter can be challenging season for gardens to look to their best. The color story of this garden combined with the paint scheme  allows this home to look good in any season. The owner reported that they were the first in their neighborhood to pull out the lawn and plant their entire front yard. (Aren’t you glad they did!) She mentioned that at first the neighbors were not quite convinced and were wondering how this would all turn out. Well, as you can see it’s wonderful, the neighbors love it and in the sincerest form of flattery, many have done similar front yard gardens.

Two interesting notes: 1, The owner said they selected the paint colors and repainted the home to visually complement the garden. 2, There are some brown sedums near the sidewalk, that’s not something that was overlooked at garden clean-up time, the owner selected them because the color is so right with the home this time of year. Don’t you agree?

 

On The Street…Port Townsend,WA

Garden -  Pt.Townsend, WA,USA

Garden with visual activity and cohesive elements

To be most attractive, gardens need to be inclusive enough to be interesting while also being cohesive enough to be pleasing. This garden has lots of visual activity balanced by the  cohesive elements of  size, color, and an extremely meticulous level of maintainance.

Particulary good use of the fence that divides the garden from the sidewalk, instead of a bland picket this has  been made into a display space of it's own, featuring rocks and crockery and succulents.

Fence dividing garden from sidewalk

Particularly good use of the fence that divides the garden from the sidewalk, instead of a bland picket this fence has been made into a display space of its own, featuring rocks, crockery, tiny sculptures and succulents.