The integrated breakfast nook offers impressive views of the gardens. It features antique chairs from the couple’s former abode and a new table from Holland & Company. Breakfast room views consist of immaculate gardens, including these ‘Nikko Blue’ hydrangeas with a Korean boxwood hedge.

The integrated breakfast nook offers impressive views of the gardens. It features antique chairs from the couple’s former abode and a new table from Holland & Company. Breakfast room views consist of immaculate gardens, including these ‘Nikko Blue’ hydrangeas with a Korean boxwood hedge.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

moon gate - cooooool, I think I'll wait till the boy grows up before I try to make one of these :)

moon gate - cooooool, I think I'll wait till the boy grows up before I try to make one of these :)

Notice the layering of plants in this bed. Imagine a few grey trunked palms rising out of your green plants

Notice the layering of plants in this bed. Imagine a few grey trunked palms rising out of your green plants

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Creeping Thyme: It Creeps, It Covers, It Conquers

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Finally! Already have my snow-in-summer and lamb's ear mounds. Just need some boxwood and rosemary to alternate with to give it a little more color variation.

Finally! Already have my snow-in-summer and lamb's ear mounds. Just need some boxwood and rosemary to alternate with to give it a little more color variation.

An extensive house addition radically changed the building’s orientation to its sloping, mix-softwood forest landscape. HMWhite designed a series of walls, paths and terraces making efficient use of the sloping topography. Garden walls and steps were introduced to establish linkages between each new garden room and a higher pool terrace. A series of new garden…more

An extensive house addition radically changed the building’s orientation to its sloping, mix-softwood forest landscape. HMWhite designed a series of walls, paths and terraces making efficient use of the sloping topography. Garden walls and steps were introduced to establish linkages between each new garden room and a higher pool terrace. A series of new garden…more

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