Residential Remodel 09
The owner of this property had contracted the demolition of the landscape, preserved the large shade tree, and installed the courtyard wall and courtyard fountain prior to our first meeting. It was really a blank slate. The owner wanted a formal design, with hedges and topiaries, mostly white flowers, but with soft lines and feminine qualities. Unequal curves are designed into the boxwood hedges to soften the lines of the hedge, and add the opportunity for mass plantings of Iceberg Roses. Three white Crape Myrtle trees were added in the parking strip. The cone topiaries centered in boxwood hedged beds, near the city sidewalk, bring some plant elevation to the street and break up the expansive lawn. AG-1 hybrid Bermuda was used for the turf. Foxtail Fern, Carolina Brush Cherry spiral, and Calla Lilies are some of the plants added to the courtyard.