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First things first. This is a narrow backyard, and what Lewis and Elizabeth really needed was some height. With the help of Abe Wilson with Wave Construction, we built two trellises out of redwood and broken pieces of Aspen trunks.

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Next, we needed to add some height along the north fence line. Elizabeth planted a Virginia Creeper vine along the fence. I planted two Japanese Lilac trees as well to add height and interest. The trees can be shaped to fit this smaller space. Lewis loves Raspberries, so two seasons ago, I planted different varieties of bare root Raspberries. The varieties include Heritage, Boyne and Yellow Anne.

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Next, foundation plantings with Redtwig Dogwoods and Blue Artic Willows. Elizabeth planted groundcovers next to the rocks: Sedums and Creeping Thyme. A charming little herb garden with Sage, Oregano, Lavender and Chives. More Raspberries, some veggies, and the evolution continues…Beautiful, edible landscape.

Lewis and Elizabeth only made the landscape better by adding a pergola covered with Wisteria. Their design, and well done!

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Elizabeth’s creative touch

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