A Touch of Country in the City
We saw right away that we could incorporate a lot of the existing planting (at least the screening plants and trees) and were able to do that by giving them some TLC and pruning to give them a better shape. Underplantings were chosen to compliment these existing plantings and to create an easy-to-care-for, relaxed feel.
Small pockets of drystone work greatly added to the semi-rustic feeling - bluestone capping ties it all together with the paved areas and the bluestone typically uses in the streets and paving of the surrounding area.
Plants were chosen with foliage that would compliment these hard textures.
A relaxing lounge area is nestled into the garden bed to create more open space.
It's the detail that make a difference with smaller gardens - every element must seem a natural fit and be pleasant to feel and to look at.