Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vegetable Gardener's Paradise

This forward-thinking homeowner worked with us to transform unused and rather conventional looking back yard spaces into a sprawling vegetable garden replete with multiple types of fruiting trees, scores of different (and exotic) veggies, wires for grapes, custom made raised beds, even copious lavenders to ensure ample pollinators - all using standard low-water drip irrigation methods. A bonafide vegetable garden lovers paradise!

The Plan

The Garden

See the M-Brace raised garden bed brackets used aesthetically in this design:

Moden Minimilism, Low Water, Asian Flair

A great project and beautiful plan melding low water practicality with serene aesthetic balance. This garden was created for a stylish couple looking to capitalize off the previously designed interior with modern Asian highlights. We took the opportunity to tie in many of the colors & textures occurring inside to the hard-scape (pavers) and plant materials outside lending the entire unit an established, serene feeling that definitely sets it apart from its surrounding environment.

More than many small gardens, this space highlights abundant evergreen screening, which helps to visually "seal" the colors, textures and natural rhythms of the landscape to the house-structure itself without too much outside scenery (or the neighbors view) creeping in. All in all, a beautiful front & back garden project with an ideal aesthetic-to-practicality ratio. Low water,modern, evergreen - Bravissimo!

For more info see the Garden on our website:

Peninsula Building Materials Quartzite pavers used in this project: