(deck built by Bruce Sherbourne)
A simple trellis helps to soften the area around garage doors that face onto a combo driveway-patio in a small urban garden, where every inch of space is utilized. An evergreen Clematis is trained to climb up the trellis.
What a difference a new deck makes! Before and after images of a rural property that was renovated with new decking, hot-tub, and garden areas.Copper piping was used for the verticals in the railing!
(New deck built by Micheal Jaeger)
Before and after pictures of a recent design installation -showing the new arbored entrance to an urban backyard on a terraced property. For more pictures of this installation look at my 'Featured Design'.
An enclosed retreat next to the hot-tub in an urban garden includes an outdoor shower and bench surrounded by lush plantings. On the right, a new gate connects a house and garage in a garden makeover. In another garden below, a pergola extends out from the house to frame the view over a new patio. The patio surface is exposed aggregate with wide landscape timbers forming a grid pattern.
The side patio and pergola with finished details of railing and benches. Recycled concrete from an old walkway, set in fine gravel and bordered by river rock, forms the pathway coming in on the left.
Wisteria needs strong structural support as this entry pergola on the left illustrates. If allowed to twine, Wisteria can crush smaller diameter wood posts and beams. Clematis montana, climbing on the right trellis and the lower arbor, has small tendrils and loves to clamber up the stems of other plants, wire, or string.
This unique curved pergola wraps around the back corner of a house, creating a flowing focal point for a patio and small pond that anchor the design. In the front garden, another unique arbor brings you into the entry courtyard.
(Michael Schultz, designer; Jim Bauer, builder)
Two curved pergolas: one edged with Euphorbias, designed and built by Ron Wagner, a creative Portland designer. The other, at Heronswood Nursery in Kingston, Washington, serves as a backdrop for spectacular display gardens.
I designed this pergola to lead up a sloped gravel and brick pathway to a new brick patio. The patio features raised brick planters, and a fountain framed by a similar-styled arbor set against what was once a blank garage wall.
The surfaces of pathways or patios that lead to, or are under structures, can be just as important as the structure itself, and should tie into the total design....these pictures illustrate using broken concrete that was already on the site at both locations.
And to end on a slightly romantic note...my son took this picture of a rustic pergola, located somewhere in California. This structure just oozes charm and personality...and beckons you to walk through it!
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