Everything in this landscape– including the stone– is done in greens, whites and purples.
“The homeowner left the design up to us,” said Sean Haentges, owner of S & R Greenleaf Landscaping. “We incorporated the design with the house.”
The design at 48 North Parade St., Buffalo, was part of the Front Yard Competition, an event in the National Garden Festival in Buffalo in 2010. As we promised, throughout the winter we’re showing you designs from the competition to help you plan your own front garden.
The landscaper used Copthorne Unilock pavers for the walkway, which you can see in the photo at right.
A side garden was built along the walkway leading to the front steps. It is held in place with walls built of tumbled blue stone.
The tree to the left of the steps is a flowering hydrangea. A close-up view is at left.
Balancing it on the right is a large-leafed catalpa, which you can see in the garden along the porch in the photo below right.
Haentges chose to fill the garden with perennials to match the colors of the house. They include cone flowers, hydrangeas, ornamental grasses, daylilies and sedum.
S & R Greenleaf Landscaping won Honorable Mention People’s Choice Award (Small Gardens) and Chairman’s Award for Sustainability.
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