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My Carriage House Gardens: The Patio Garden

The gardens that extend three-quarters of the way around our carriage house were put in just a month ago; therefore they have yet to fill out. However, watching the space go from barren to lush overnight was amazing.

Our timber frame carriage hosue prior to the stone wall or the patio garden.

Our timber frame carriage house prior to the stone wall or the patio garden…

and here's the same space after the wall and a few small trees went in.

and here’s the same space after the wall and a few small trees went in.

Should you ever feel you’d like to make a dramatic change to the look of your grounds, I suggest you find a good garden designer (or do it yourself if you’re so inclined) and go for it. You will be amazed with the results. An added bonus: the value of your property goes up!

The patio garden installation begins.

The patio garden installation begins.

Placement of plants is the first order of business.

Placement of plants is the first order of business.

Terri Wilcox Garden Design team plants a large white birch near the stone retaining wall.

Terri Wilcox Garden Design team plants a large white birch near the stone retaining wall.

The garden by the entrance walkway gets installed.

The garden by the entrance walkway gets installed.

On Day 3 of the installation the stone pond appears.

On Day 3 of the installation the stone pond appears.

The stone pond from another angle.

The stone pond from another angle.

The following pictures have been taken in the last few weeks since the patio garden was installed. We spend a part of every day in this garden, whether it’s coffee in the morning or grilling in the evening. If it’s raining, we put up the patio umbrella and enjoy watching it rain while we stay dry. We LOVE this space no matter the time of day or the weather.

Every bush and tree installed either flowers or has remarkable color.

Every bush and tree installed either flowers or has remarkable color.

The walkway bends around the house leading to the back patio.

The walkway bends around the house leading to the back patio.

This granite bird bath is used by our Boxer, Deacon, as his personal water bowl.

This granite bird bath is used by our Boxer, Deacon, as his personal water bowl.

The patio garden as seen from below the stone retaining wall.

The patio garden as seen from below the stone retaining wall.

The red Japanese maple makes a lovely backdrop to the patio furniture.

The red Japanese maple makes a lovely backdrop to the patio furniture.

Our patio garden with just a hint of the outdoor shower. Ah...the outdoor shower, that's an entire psot in itself for another day!

Our patio garden with just a hint of the outdoor shower at the left. Ah…the outdoor shower; that’s a post for another day!

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    1. Thank you so much. My husband and I are thrilled with how our patio garden turned out. It has become a fantastic outdoor room for our family and friends.

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