Perennial masses in front of upright stone fireplace.
By creating large planting beds around the patio the space seems in scale with the house.
A beautiful new sitting area shaded from the hot afternoon sun. Comfortable furniture and an interesting outdoor rug make the new entertaining space inviting to guests.
Textures and color throughout the summer help soften the stamped concrete walk.
Underside of backyard pergola. Close spacing of lumber provides relief from afternoon sun.
Summer Beauty Allium with Little Lime Hydrangea
Northwind Switchgrass, Little Lime Hydrangea, Cardonna Salvia, Summer Allium
Custom trellis work stained to match pergola. Little Lime Hydrangea planted in front of trellis.
Clematis attached to newly installed trellis.
Northwind Switchgrass behind fireplace.
Pergola has been stained, planting beds have been prepped and plants have been installed. Little Lime Hydrangea is backed by Northwind Switchgrass.
Little Lime Hydrangea in front of an auxiliary trellis built to match the pergola.
View from behind the fireplace. Northwind Switchgrass, Boxwood and Burningbush will fill the space as the garden matures.
Detail of notched bracing.
The placement of the 2″x2″ boards on top of the structure has allowed for quite a bit of shade during the afternoon hours.
Another view of the new space starting to come to life. Bed Preparation to follow.
The new concrete patio has been poured.
Conceptual Design of proposed patio area and pergola. The original design had a step planned from the main walk down to the sitting area. Due to furniture requirements, the two elevations were simplified to one.
Prior to our arrival, an existing concrete patio is too small for entertaining needs.
There is not vertical elements in the existing outdoor space.