Illustration shows movement of sun in the morning of an east facing site. Note the different sections of the garden as they come into the sun, or move into shade. This is important for placement of shrubs, trees and borders when planning.
In Garden Gate issue 76 we shared the challenges of designing your front foundation. Whether your home faces north, south, east or west we shared specific tips on design and plant selection to help you achieve your goal of a … Continue reading →
The Pacific Northwest receives surprisingly little rainfall in the summer, so gardens need plants that can withstand long sunny, dry spells. This west-facing garden overlooking Puget Sound was designed with just these kinds of summers in mind and utilizes plant species more often thought of in an arid, Mediterranean climate.
The entrance to this south and west facing organic garden in Seattle is through this distinctive entry arbor. The owner, an artist and garden designer, has matched house and garden colors to tie the spaces together.