I received a lovely Before & After from Claire over at The Garden Diaries last week and I’m excited to share it with you guys today. What was once just a plain set of steps up the side of a grassy hill has become a fantastic hillside retreat nestled into a slope that leans right next to the house.
And below is what it looks like in bloom…those purple irises are stunning in this setting!
I love the addition of the retaining walls and the cascading waterfall really brings this sweet little pond to the next level. I really like the idea of having an area like this so close to the house- it’s nice to be able to step inside for another cup of coffee without having to trek across the entire dew-ridden yard. The other great thing, in this case anyway, is that the waterfall can be probably be heard from indoors, which I’m sure is a relaxing addition to a warm summer night. Yep, I’m sold- definitely adding a project like this to my 5 year plan. Thanks so much for sharing, Claire! –erin
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Images from: The Garden Diaries