GOAL: To make the entire property beautifully serene, formulate a variety of outdoor rooms for different uses, connect the gardens around the home, and keep the maintenance manageable,
This welcoming home features 3 main areas for entertaining, many spots for sitting quietly, a lovely garden 'shed' near the vegetable garden, a variety of pathways through sun and shade--all places to enjoy the quiet wooded setting. Colorful art is paired with plants throughout the site. All windows and pathways feature attractive views though out the year. Sunrises are enjoyed from the ipe deck and sunsets from the bluestone entry terrace. The garden rooms are lush with textural combinations of hardy and colorful plants. Many sturdy evergreen shrubs and dwarf conifers reduce the required garden work and provide interesting greenery throughout the winter months. The many ceramic pots add color and interest all year around.
The entry court features comfortable furniture, sizeable pots filled with evergreen shrubs and grasses. The landscape features a mix of textures and plant shapes and repeats of green, chartreuse, oranges and corals, and purples. The majority of plants are evergreen and are drought tolerant.
The seating arrangement at the entry gives guests another spot to enjoy the outdoors on the quiet street. The trim colors on the house were redone to enhance the brick siding, tile roofing, and gray-blue pavers..
This colorful bed is seen from many places in the garden, from the interior, and both entertaining terraces. The flowers supply the client with bouquets from May through frost. The Golden Locust is a focal point and has plenty of room to expand. The orange metal sculpture, Cupid's Dart by Shannon Buckner of Bent Productions, is stunning standing 6' high in the air amidst the colors..
The orange, chartreuse, purple continues. The orange Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ is especially eye-catching with the purple Russian sage and Nepeta 'Walker's Low and lavenders and the yellow yarrows and purple smoke bush. Full sun and drought tolerant perennials make for beautiful summer gardens.
The Cornus alba 'Ivory Halo' is a lovely shrub for flanking the elevated stone terrace. In the winter the stems are a bright red eye-catching feature. combinations of drought-tolerant sedums and succulents are used throughout the property in sunny spots. The custom fountain has a lovely soothing sound and is lit from within at night. It was built by combining 2 pots by AW Pottery.
This entertaining deck open directly from the kitchen/family setting area. The containers are attractive throughout the year and combined with the furniture and wall mirror the expanse of brick wall is softened. The plant colors echo the brick and house colors and are repeated throughout the gardens. The sideboard and wire hanging containers are from Home and Garden Art in Seattle. The large red pot is from AW Pottery Northwest.
The 5' wide Moon Gate by Phil Beck hides the view of the utility road that services the extensive property. He can be reached through the Fire Dragon Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon. The bed to the left is lushly planted with yuccas (in bloom), ornamental cabbages, daylilies, sedums, several conifers including dwarf Blue Star Junipers. Behind the yuccas is a variegated dogwood with bright red branches throughout the winder. The grasses are Orange Sedge.