Central Arkansas homeowner/gardener, showcases her young garden that does not fall short on character.
"The courtyard is divided into quadrants and drains via a French Drain into a dry creek bed. It works very well. The garden section in the back corner has been a challenge to design. I'm on the 3rd revision. The grass in one of quadrants is going to be replaced with groundcover. In addition, I maintain 6 raised veggie and herb beds and another flower bed where all my leftover/unused plants are planted. It has become my favorite! I have included a photo of one of the areas where the water drains. These are two underground pipes that deliver the water from the courtyard to the dry creek bed."
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So serene and a lovely transition from your beautiful home (love the color of the trim with the wall color) to the forest beyond. Your stone is wonderful and your plantings around the dry creek are fab.
You were so wise, Dena, to commit to some attractive hard scaping for giving your exterior a sense of graciousness as well as dealing with the practical issue of drainage. Looks like you have a lovely property on which to garden happily for years to come.
Good morning, Dena. Thanks for sharing your photos about your courtyard garden. The squares look great, although it creates a very formal look. Perhaps celebrating a more formal style in the difficult quadrant will pull it all together. Great borrowed view of the woodland. Have a great weekend.
Hi Dena - Nice raised house and new garden. Lovely stepping stones and rock work. Beautiful setting with the open and wooded areas.
Have a great week-end everybody. Cheers from Oz
Hey there Rhonda - a bit of Aussie humour for you. It is needed today (and I have been such a good boy so far this year keeping my new year's resolution.
Awww, that poor little kangaroo! I'm beginning to see that they are to you what the white tailed deer are to us! Anyway, what is a kangaroo flat?
The name of an Aussie town, Rhonda. Unfortunately, a lot of kangaroos are killed on our roads, including this one right at the sign post. They also cause a lot of damage to our cars.
Yep, just like those deer. They are the most dangerous animal on the east coast. They kill more people every year than any other. People swerving to avoid hitting them, that is.
How is a killed kangaroo lying dead on the road humerous?
Love everything you have done!
It looks as if you put a lot of work into this property!!! Very creative and expansive with the wooded area out back!! Keep up the great work!!!
Lovely home; the orange doors and cut boulder steps are so perfect with the house. I like how you have taken advantage of the dry creek bed with drainage from the courtyard to create a flourishing garden area. I agree that your leftover plant bed is a favorite, with all its colors. Great borrowed view of the forest transitioning from pines to hardwoods behind your home. Lots of room to grow your garden. Thanks for sharing.
Good morning Dena, I love the color of your front doors. Those boulder steps are a ripper! Quoting Frank, of course! What zone are you in? I'm going to be heading off to my sisters new home in the fall to plan her landscape in zone 8a. I have a lot of research to do. Is there anyone who says" design me a high maintenance garden"?
Haha, Rhonda. Who would want a low maintenance garden? Too boring:)
Anybody you design a garden for! They love your garden but don't want to do any work! Kind of like maintenance free teeth!
And we know that that is a fallacy unless they're removable.?
Wow !!! Cool ...
Good morning, Dena. I love your house and the courtyard. Do you have a seating area outside, too? That courtyard is a challenge because I'm betting that it can get pretty hot in that protected area, but what a fun challenge. It would be tempting to put a big colorful pot in one of those squares. You have a great view and beautiful place to garden. Enjoy and thanks for sharing. Happy weekend GPODERS. Hope you all get to play outside and get your hands dirty.
I love your raised courtyard with areas for planting and how you have taken advantage of the rocks. I also like how you have surrounded your "dry bed" with plants. Everything looks so healthy and calming. Vikki in VA
Dear folks: AK is Alaska !!
Thanks for sharing your hard work and beautiful yard with us! What a treat for the weekend.
A lot of planning and hard work evident, and it has paid off "big time"! Everything looks great and, of course, I love the mature trees in the background.
I love what you've done with your courtyard. You're especially lucky to have access from all three home doors. Were those large concrete "tiles" in the courtyard very difficult to lay? I like that idea and may steal it for my own yard reno in Victoria.
Looks great. I love the landscaping, structure and minimal plant material by the house. Nicely balanced.
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