Big and Beautiful Backyard For Entertaining
A bland landscape is completely transformed with vivid plantings, stone walls, a bluestone patio and a bubbling fountain.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionFlower-filled planting beds and a stone wall set off the backyard. A bubbling water feature serves as a destination point from the new bluestone patio.
The homeowners decide to use the expertise of Ann Nickerson, who designs an abundantly flowering yard accented with old stone walls. The old, main deck has been replaced with a new bluestone patio bordered by brick. Nearby is the new custom-built barbecue with ample counter place and a seating area. A path from patio leads visitors past a bubbling water feature near the house on the way out into the rest of the yard. Moving into the yard, an island and peninsula offer more areas to entertain and relax. New plantings along the side of the yard provide privacy. Plants at the back of the property soften the transition to the wetlands without obstructing their pristine views.