Fig. 1 Boxwood (Buxus microphylla)
This is the section of our yard which we call 'Down Under'. Our yard was sloped on one corner and we were determined to use every square inch of it. Solution - we had this rock wall built for us. The backyard lawn, an open area for playing, is located behind the hedge. The second problem arose when our kids started to run and jump into the 'Down Under'. Mothers would agree with me that this is just too dangerous for tiny people - my youngest at that time was one-year old. Therefore boxwood (Fig. 1) were planted later to prevent the kids from diving into the lower section of the yard.
|Fig. 2 Moss growing on rocks.|
|Fig. 3 The combination of the wall and the hedges provides strong lines in the landscape.|
|Fig. 4 'Down Under' in the fall of 2010.|
Permanent structures in a garden are like the eyes, lips and nose on a face. Design them carefully for timeless beauty in the garden.