Another one for the books!

Ginkgo Landscape Design (that's us) does it again! HEY! Get your own! If you live nearby we can come to your house and build you a garden too!

I just love the look of the newly completed designs, especially after all the work they take. I didn't do the excavation though, that is the hard part. My specialty tends to be the stucco application...

Stop yammering and show you the photos? Okay... before photo then after photos, you get the idea. (Wanna see the construction? Here is the link: http://liciapots.blogspot.com/2008/07/installation-of-landscape-design.html )

Before:
After:

This is the new circular patio with seating wall surround (stucco by yours truly). The patio stones radiate from a central point. There are 3 entrances to the patio; a curvy path, stairs from the deck and stucco stairs (again, me and the stucco) from the "upper garden".

Originally the design encompassed more of the space (think pergolas with climbing vines and profuse color over the deck and raised circular planting beds in upper garden, from where the photo below was taken) but it was "downgraded" to adjust the budget.


In reality I think that they miss out on the long term gain of having a design that truly envelopes the garden and creates a sanctuary entirely separate of the interior of ones home. Occasionally we do get a return call to complete the installations as originally intended.

Curvy path, and further up the curvy path follow.


Plant nerds/huggers? We have:

Trees: Full Moon Maple, Fireglow Maple, Magnolia Bracken's Brown Beauty, Magnolia Moonglow, 'Diane' Witchhazel, Ginkgo Biloba 'Marieken', Cotinus 'Grace'.

Ferns: Autumn Fern 'Brilliance', Ostrich fern

Grasses: Japanese Blood Grass, Purple Flame Grass

Perennials and shrubs: Japanese Anemone 'September charm', Bear's Breeches, Daphne 'Sumer Ice', Beauty Berry 'Dark Star', Red Bells Enkianthus, Mt Airy Fothergilla, Helloborus 'Royal Heritage', Plum Pudding Heuchera, 'Snow Queen' Oakleaf Hydrangia, Blue Umbrella Hosta, Veriagated Gladwyn Iris, Honeybush (Melianthus major), 'Gulf Stream' Heavenly Bamboo, 'Coppertina' Ninebark, Japanese Tobira, Variegated Japanese Tobira, Spirea 'Little princess', Sedum 'Purple emperor'

13 comments:

Steven & Gretchen Hulett said...

Lovely work. I am a Washington native living in SE Wyoming for the last 14years. One of my 3 kids was born in Redmond at GH hospital.

saffron said...

wow, that's incredible! What a lot of work, and well worth it!

kim* said...

so beautiful, darn i want that yard. i need a pretty yard to get married in.

Licia said...

I cannot wait to start the next one, we have considerably more space and resources to work with. We measure it on Monday! How exciting!

BlossomingTree said...

Oh my goodness! That is one gorgeous yard. You did a great job.

Jessica Haley said...

Gorgeous!! Can you come do my yard... :)

Jessica

Nichole said...

Fabulous!

The Vineyard Painter said...

Beautiful shapes and design! Makes me want to sroll through there... and sit a for a while.

Kristen said...

WOW! Your yard looks beautiful, nice job :)

Kayce said...

Wow! That came out fantastic! I love stucco - you see it all over California... then I moved here and I didn't see it anywhere!

Just Jenn Designz said...

What a beautiful yard!!! Wish mine looked like that. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Oh, that is just beautiful, Licia. Such a wonderful place to go out and enjoy the out of doors.

shannon said...

Hey, you're like the folks on HGTV!