Queen Anne Mansion
‘Circulus in Probando’ (Circular Reasoning)
The garden did not have spaces to live in, nor was there a variety of plants or water to attract birds and wildlife. There were large conifers on the lot and the owner did not want to maintain the lawn any longer. Access to the front yard was difficult from the south side porch and there was no place to cook outdoors under cover in the winter.
Create three patios for entertaining, sitting in the sun and for grandchildren to play outside.
Build water features for the front and back.
Create pathways on axis with fountains and decorative pots to create structure and direction. Conceal air conditioners behind a wooden fence.
Build a large pergola with a louvered roof for rainy and sunny days for the cooking area.
Plant with screening evergreens, evergreen ground covers and well behaved perennials near the house.