A wonderful example of a shady walkway along the side of the house from the front yard to the back. Beautiful wide- leafed, shade-loving plants that have a very neat growing pattern. Think hosta...never takes over the garden, always beautifully round.
In my dreams I would have this space. Create a Backyard Getaway: Ensure Privacy. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of enclosure. Fences and garden walls ensure privacy for patios, but you can also use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses. Good idea for the arrangment on the side yard.
Repetition of blues and whites, edibles and ornamentals in this cottage style potager garden. Interplanting herbs with flowers and layering short and tall plants helps make this garden visually appealing. More design tips @ http://themicrogardener.com/design/ | The Micro Gardener