Central District Edible Garden
Landscape contracting by Avid Landscape.
Carpentry by Contemporary Homestead.
Photograph by Meghan Montgomery.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
After: The new backyard design balances one homeowner’s desire for an organized look with the other’s wish for something a little looser and wilder. “One homeowner was really into everything looking very clean. The other wanted to grow anything and everything, so the design is ‘functional wild,’ ” landscape architect Leslie Batten says. Cedar raised beds form a central square in the edible garden, with the abundant plantings softening the orderly layout. Pea gravel surrounds the beds. “We wanted something softer than the pavers around the raised beds,” Batten says. “I presented them with this gravel, and they liked the light tannish colors and the warm contrast it provided to the gray pavers.” The team extended the patio to make more outdoor living space, matching the existing pavers and creating room for a couple of outdoor dining tables and an umbrella.