I am working with a client up on Awbrey Butte helping him with a complete landscape remodel. The yard is full of mature landscaping which provides a great backdrop for filling in and working with. The landscape will eventually look like the Four Season Garden in the UK and will be stunning every time of the year, it is such a fantastic and fun project!
While the rest of the landscape is still being worked out, we started on a small west facing mountain view patio.
There is a guest room down there and he wanted his guests to have an area for his guests to use themselves as well as a shady area to enjoy the mountain views.
We came up with the idea of transplanting the rhododendrons and other shade plants and installing a bluestone patio. They planted a great variety of sedums between the stones and selected some beautiful patio furniture to make it a most wonderful spot. Now they enjoy the remodeled patio almost every day and couldn't be happier with the change.
I also had a creeping blue spruce planted on top of the beige retaining wall which will eventually creep down providing a great complement to the blue flagstones.
What a great new patio area!
Boulder and sedum detail: