Williamsburg Roof 3
This long narrow patio has full sun exposure and provides a great view out from the clients’ apartment. The clients requested a low play/gardening space for their toddler, which we designed to sit under a Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ tree for shade and a feeling of enclosure. The play area is planted with Hernia Glabra which will provide a walkable evergreen groundcover. To the left of the Betula we planted an orange-flowering Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ (trumpet vine) to twine through the railing around the left side of the patio.
We used Miscanthus Gracillimus (maiden grass) along the back of the patio for privacy, with a lower tier front planting of sage mixed with annuals to be changed a few times a year for seasonal interest. In the far right of the patio we planted a Pinus Flexilis Vanderwolf, a soft needled evergreen which will grow to fill the corner. The Vanderwolf pine is underplanted with Amsonia Hubrectii (shown with yellow fall color). Against the right wall we installed a white-flowering hydrangea vine that will climb a teak trellis we’ll install the following year. In the front left corner we planted mixed herb garden, interplanted with ornamental Pennisetum grasses and a rugged white flowering Rosa Rugosa shrub.