Hi there I hope you have been enjoying this amazing spring weather. Please use the form below to send messages with links. Things are off and running, each time there are new images to view I will send you a link in email.
Hi there this is a concept I had about Magnolias and Dogwoods from our conversation.
I am not finished, this is just an update showing the progress. There is a Sango Kaku ( Coral Bark Japanese Maple ) at the corner and I have the A/C hidden by two types of Hydrangea and Hicksii Yews.
Here you can see a brick bordered raised bed for vegetable gardening.
I am still working on the design, once I am finished I will be making any changes you like. If you do see that I am heading in the wrong direction with anything let me know so I can adjust things.
The above image is a top down view of the property.
All of the images are just ideas and can be changed. The driveway is so long it seems to call for something along the way so a matching brick wall entrance is a suggestion I wanted to pass along to you.
I have added boulders in a few places to add a sense of stability not to mention how much children love them.
We can try different ideas you guys have as well. I would like some feedback from you about how this looks and feels.
Some of the plants you see are Blue Arrow Juniper ( tall evergreens ), Blue Cascade Distylium, Blue Fortune Agistache, Coral Bells, Japanese Maple ( Coral Bark ), a small growing penesetum, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, and Purple Cone Flower.
I added a patio with pergola, table and chairs to show possibilities, I can put a picnic bench under the arbor or even an outdoor sofa.
On the left in the above image are Raspberry plants and on the right are blackberry, the decorative landscape is along the wall.
The white blooming shrubs are Gardenias.
In the above view are Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Hinoki Cypress, Stargazer Lillies, and a Miss Kim Lilac in the left corner.
In the above image on the left are Skypencil Hollies and the lime / golden colored bushes are Goldmound Spirea.
I have added some property lines so you can see distances better, In the far corner I have added some Laurels that will hide the bee hive and along the property line are Giant Arborvitae for privacy.
In these three images you can see where the a/c units are represented. I also added a small fence for hiding them if necessary.
The next images below are from above of the entire property. You can see I have added some grasses to the islands.
In the above image you can see a Peach Tree grove of 6 trees.
In the above image I have removed the new bed that was on the right and also a Birch was added to the left island while taking out a Dogwood.
Care was taken to makes sure you can drive all the way around the home on your property.
The cans represent the bee hives.
In this above view you can see I have put Lilacs near each front window to the home other than the garage.
Birch Trees are in the design for shade while on the patio by the fire pit.
I represented a hamoc the best way my system has available. In the beds are Maiden Grasses, Blue Salvia, Tuips, and Calla Lillies with Green Mountain Boxwoods. And now the Gardenias go further around the home.
In the image above I have added an evergreen at the corner and the Ranunculus ( bright Pink ).
In the above image along with below you can see the Phlox in front of the boulders, there are yellow Tulips and Peonies to the right and left of the steps.
I have added a blue Iris around in the large beds to show how some smaller color can tie the area together.
In the above image I have placed the Pergola at the entrance to the screened porch area and added some Irises below.
In the back patio area I have added the yellow Tulips near the patio with more Irises near the patio. I also moved the vegetable garden into the bed by the patio.
Each day I made changes and took some time to carefully think through the changes. Just let me know your thoughts.
Hi there I have made the arbor space private and comfortable, the vegetable garden is in an area that is expandable while starting off a great size at 13’5″ long by 7′ wide.
What are your impressions of the pergola in this location incorporated into the bed with the vegetable garden?
Hi there in the above images I have moved the pergola to this new location and left it as grass, you mentioned possibly connecting with the bed at the evergreens and also mentioned the other photo you sent me has the pergola in grass and you wanted to see it like that. I also made a paver walkway to the herb planter. I want to meet with you about the ditch in person to go over options. My program doesn’t represent ditches so it will be better to get that worked out in person where I can measure and talk out all of the ideas with you.
Explainations of plants in beds.
Hi there the new plants in the above four images are Yellow Forsythia, Little Gem Magnolia ( large evergreen tree ), Maiden grass ( Tan Bunches of grass three at a time ), and Blue Rug Juniper ( Small Green blobs ).
Next will be the islands.