A Garden Makeover

This client in Montvale wanted to be greeted by a beautiful garden when she pulled up to her home.  I created plans for her during the winter that included a shade garden, small sun bed, courtyard area and long arbor over the garage doors.  An addition had been done years before on the right side, and the wall seemed too blank to me.
The first spring they had the arbor built over the garage and the courtyard area established.  
This homeowner also did all her own plant shopping with my lists.  They obtained this gorgeous olive jar for the spot I had suggested.  I think it is the highlight of the whole front.  We transplanted the old Rhododendrons that had were under the front window to the side yard where they have space.  They had been severely pruned into squares and needed shaping to train them to grow more naturally.   We installed the plants in late fall.   I will have to update with some new pictures in Spring.
Be sure to check out the before pictures on this one!