Downtown Modern
Overgrown front yard, porch pillars leaning, porch in disrepair Client wants/needs: new porch with new brick pillars and new columns, raised planting area, new walkway, storage area under porch for recycle bins Client had a perennial garden and wanted to save the existing Mountain Gold Alyssum and re-use in new design Client loves to garden and loved her Alyssum The design created a more elegant modern front yard with a modern smooth faced raised planter using Permacon’s Melville Tandem Wall in a Scandina grey with a Banas Kota Black coping to tie into the black windows and door on the house The new walkway was a mixture of Melville Plank Paver runner pattern in a Scandina grey combined with a random pattern Melville 80 paver in Rockland Black The deep contrasts in the pavers, Banas slab step and walls adds interest to this small city front yard The massing of the Mountain Gold Alyssum in the raised planter added seasonal interest with its vibrant yellows The Fireglow Japanese Maple in the planter will tone down the height of this two-storey home as it grows All season colour is created with the combination of Hydrangea, Golden Carex, Astilbe, Morning Light Miscanthus, Golden Tiara Hosta, Black Eyed Susans, Boxwood and Bronze Beauty Ajuga The modern horizontal board screens on the right of the property defined the property line and created a link between the garden and the porch of similar styling The Kichler modern path lights continue the modern theme whether daytime or nighttime Overall a lush garden was maintained for the client who loves to garden but with an updated modern look overall