Narrow side yard

This is a before and an in progress after.
Before. So ugly and uninviting. We painted our bolck walls a more cream color and painted all previously dark brown colomns and gate a soft tan.
My after is a photo from the opposite end of the alley way of a side yard. I am not done yet. Will post updated photos.
I have now added some vine work to the walls too.
My new bench for color. I am working on an asain theme here. The signs on the bench I am going to hang on the wall. Still a work in progress.
I lost a vine this winter. Must replant the new one. I had to trim the others back quite a bit. Almost lost them all. I am going to stager the flagstone for a more interesting look.

Tina Lambert
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  • Kauai Breeze Kauai Breeze on Mar 17, 2016
    Staggering the stones (drunkard's path) will also allow small areas you could fill with groupings of potted plants, not only annual flowers, but herbs will add a pleasant scent and useful texture. Add interest to blank walls with unexpected art objects like metal sculptures, or outdoor pictures.

  • Just beautiful! Take your time and I know it will turn out better than you imagined. Where I live, I have a similar type side yard, but much smaller. Turned out to be a great home for my succulents as it is on the north side of the house and protected from the blazing sun. You had a vision and turned nothing into a sanctuary. Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.