Creative Garden Accents

A creative accent serves as a focal point for one garden space or “room”.  It is usually a surprise whether you see it the first time ever or the first time that day. It is a curiosity which leads the viewer forward through the garden to see what other jewels may be found- whether it is a specimen plant, statuary, fountain or wood creation.

  • Creative Accents can serve a purpose or just be a whimsical event.
  • You can buy something fun, we can make something from your imagination, or we can refashion the ordinary in an extraordinary way.

Examples of some of our accents include:

  • Nevada orange boulders double as benches.
  • The thin stone sphere resembles those of the brilliant British sculptor, Andrew Goldsworthy. There is no maintenance of any kind.
  • The swirled terrace made of rose and blue tumbled stone is looked down upon from a front porch. It is pretty and can be used as extra entertaining space. English thyme is randomly planted in the swirls.
  • The affordable trellis below the pergola blocks close quarter views from house to house.
  • The cedar pergola and the thick stone steppers that are ‘planted’ into the step hillside in this outdoor kitchen are functional and powerful.
  • This window box combines the seasonal color of autumn with a playful display of pumpkins!
  • Creative Accents are everywhere with river stone, brick and lilac blue stone walkways and terraces, a brick fire-pit, a bathtub planter, and woven geometric object d’art.
  • Experience in design allows us to pick out the right scale of boulder along with the best angle to place it.
  • Help the wildlife with birdhouses that we mount this on the tall post.

Wood Accents

Orange Nevada Boulders

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It’s unique to use cool Nevada orange boulders into your garden and have them double as a chair. The thin stone sphere we created resembles the brilliant British sculptor, Andrew Goldsworthy. Each one we make is one of a kind.

A Swirled Terrace

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The swirled terrace made of rose and blue tumbled stone is a vision the client a had. Any similarity between this and Dorothy’s yellow brick road is purely coincidental!

We built the dry laid terrace so that holes were available to plant thyme randomly in the swirls. Passersby see the colorful shape as they walk by the corner lot in the fan. The client looks down on it from her upper porch. It is so beautiful, that I doubt she will want to cover it up with chairs and a table.

Pergolas

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The wooden fence/pergola serves to block our client from the neighbor’s high porch next door. It blends in terrifically with the Japanese berm, Asian bluestone terrace and plantings we installed. It is also affordable.

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The cedar pergola and the thick stone steppers going up the step hillside are functional but also give awesome strength and design to this outdoor kitchen.

Window Boxes

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This window box combines the seasonal color of autumn with a playful display of pumpkins!

Terraces

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We used a blend of river stone, brick and lilac blue stones in the terrace and seat walls for this totally creative client. The brick fire pit, the bathtub planter, and woven geometric object d’art all combine to make this whole scene one large garden accent!

Boulders

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For easy garden maintenance and a powerful statement… try boulders in the landscape. I often lose some sleep trying to figure out how to pick out the right scale of boulder along with the best angle and most artistic “face” before we ‘plant it’. It’s hard to ask the guys to move the rock again and again.

Bird Houses and Feeders

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Don’t forget the birdies! Bird houses and feeders are always a fun addition to your landscape. We mounted this on the tall post for the client.