A Cottage Garden 8 photos

This cedar home is located in a wooded community known for informality and eclecticism. The old brick patio did not reflect the character of the neighborhood. It had also been poorly installed and was intersected with cracked and broken concrete. Plantings were overgrown and needed editing.

Lawn, patio, and porch

Gardeners live here! Colorful annuals and perennials as well as Ferns and Hosta thrive in this oak-shaded spot.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Gazing Ball and Quartz Boulder share pride of place

Stone, wood, plants.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Colorful Front Porch

Comfortable Outdoor Living.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

The OLD, TIRED seating area


BEFORE PHOTO: Cathy Carr, APLD

Cathy Carr, APLD

Note the low mound of quartz in the rear corner. A water feature was made by drilling into the native Quartz boulder. Birds and frogs love the moisture and the homeowners love the trickling sounds.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

BEFORE PHOTO

The old concrete and brick paving was demolished and plants were better organized than what you see here.

PHOTO: Cathy Carr, APLD

Irregular flagstone paving

The view from patio to the street.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

View from the porch

More quartz excavated during construction is used as bed edging.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.