Garden designer Sarah Yant shared these images of a garden that her company worked on in Austin, Texas.
When the young owners undertook a complete remodel of their home in Barton Creek, they called on Eden Garden Design to update the exterior spaces. After the exterior brick received a coat of white paint and a new front door and windows, it was time to address the entry to the home with a makeover of the existing courtyard.
We created entry and courtyard areas with nods to both the Mediterranean and the Hill Country in its whimsical plant palette: fragrant rosemary, lavender, and lush roses intermingle with drought-tolerant beaked yucca (Yucca rostrata, Zones 6–10) and Wheeler’s sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri, Zones 6–10).
‘Pink Parade’ red yucca (Hesperaloe ‘Pink Parade’, Zones 6–10).
Closely sheared creeping fig vine (Ficus pumila, Zones 7–10) covers the courtyard columns and one wall of the home. Water-saving drip irrigation is utilized throughout.
A grove of Texas redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis, Zones 6–9) trees define the entry and frame the home. LED landscape lighting highlights the grove, providing nighttime drama and navigation.
We designed a custom-cut lueders (a kind of limestone) pathway to provide a modern entry experience to the home. Elegant pea gravel surrounds the stepping-stones and serves as mulch throughout the garden.
A custom steel arbor, covered with fragrant star jasmine vines (Trachelospermum jasminoides, Zones 8–10), provides an easy and casual dining area.
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