If a garden is meant to reflect its owner’s personality, this is it. What started as a backyard project, morphed into a full property design. A shady front, overgrown with bamboo and mature camellias was transformed into a full sun garden with colorful metal framed exterior polycarbonate gates flanking either side. One side garden, equipped with a pizza oven, colorful pots, bright furniture and new pond is meant for entertaining. The other side garden, once an overgrown passageway with drainage problems now has a stone terraced planting bed and seating wall with space for morning coffee and a vegetable garden. The back, once a steady sloping, patchy lawn, now has a paver patio space for relaxing, new plantings and level lawn for the dog to play and grandchildren to romp. While the functionality of the property has increased dramatically, it’s the fun personal touches from the owner that make this garden so unique.
This project was featured in the 2019 Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magagine Outdoor Living issue. To learn more about this project – “Charismatic colors blend with special spaces in a Windermere garden that nurtures gratitude – click here.