Peterson Residence / Robert Gurney Architect

You can grow an olive tree in a concrete planter on a deck. They're really hardy, don't mind heat generated by their pot and don't require insects to pollinate them. I've had one for 16 years in a terracotta pot and although the pot keeps it small, it still rewards me with enough olives to brine for my pantry.

Olive tree & concrete pot vs black and pale wood. (inspiration for you du Bois.Bazaar / and your new olive tree, perhaps?


back patio? lush green grass, grey brick edging around garden beds, box hedges & espalier trees on panelled privacy screens.

Lazy Sunday Garden / repinned on Toby Designs

Classic Courtyard with French bistro style white garden furniture and simple clean styling.

Modern garden. Appreciate distribution and mix of materials roughly 1/3 Stone, 1/3 Grass, 1/3 Wood. $$$ will determine the ultimate distribution.

Teak Fence and Backyard Garden Deck - City Beautiful Carpentry: A modern design using reclaimed teak from china. By using reclaimed wood, this client ensured that no trees were felled to create his ultimate backyard meditation garden.


Here are 25 ideas for living large in your small backyard. Here is a collection of modern outdoor living spaces and outdoor home decorating ideas that are inspiring, fresh and beautiful.