All gardeners know that having the basic hardscape, such as walkways and drives are a crucial part of the garden. But there are other additions that add form and value to your property.
Here on Bluebird Hill we have a sloping property both in the front and back of our home. In the back, we have terraced the property. We added a covered porch and then stairs down to a terrace and then down again to a path.
We are now working on adding split stone to the terrace. As you can see, we have already put in a wall to hold the side by the steps and garage. I chose stone that picks up the tones of the stained concrete on the porch floor.
I think that adding special touches like the fossil pavers and inserting moss and other creeping plants will make it special, like finding a four leaf clover!
I also find it interesting to see the shadow play in the late afternoon. This is almost like a changing piece of art! This type of project extends the livable space beyond the porch for garden entertaining.
I look forward to sharing the finished project with you….donnajean