This cute little Tudor cottage needed a bit of freshening up in the front yard. The house is pretty eclectic and our client's wanted to stay true to that in the design.
We decided to create a tiered raised bed that would give the owners a bit more growing space in the front yard. We mulched and added some nutrients to the existing soil for the areas around the raised bed, under the front window, and on the north side of the house.
To add a bit of curb appeal we planted bold bloomers such as Lupine, Columbine, and Red Flowering Currant. We also put in some edibles and herbs including echinacea, strawberry, blueberries, lavender, artichokes, and sage.
For the patio, we created a square design out of different colors of pavers in order to mimic the brick on the front of the house, as well as to give a nod to the squareness of the house.
This is continued in the corners of the patio which have a bit of a serrated edge appearance, rather than just a straight path.
To give a bit shade to the front porch, we added a cute little arbor and put in some evergreen huckleberry, ceanothus, and a daphne to create a layered color palette that will compliment the home. Stay tuned to watch how this little garden grows!
Author Susan MacLaren
Stone Soup Gardens is a full service edible landscaping company specializing in beautiful sustainable gardens, connecting folks to their environment and their food.