Walter Foods wanted to transform their empty concrete patio into a lush green environment with an antiqued Americana feel, covering the cement block walls with green and drawing attention away from the surrounding buildings. We planted Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston Ivy) in-ground around the perimeter of the patio, which climbed to fully cover the concrete walls over the next few years. Akebia vines are planted to twine around a trellis blocking a storage area.
Mixed containers of perennial Festuca Glauca grass and Lonicera evergreens are planted around the patio. In the center of the patio a Chionanthus virginicus (White Fringetree) blooms whispy white flowers in the spring and has beautiful fall color. Mixed plantings of annuals (shown here with coleus) are changed from year to year. We planted antique pots with a mix of flowering perennials, annuals and sedums.