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.
Create a great place for potting plants and gardening chores by building this tough, good-looking potting bench. This one is built from cedar to hold up to years of use outdoors. It looks so good that you might decide to use it as a serving station on your deck or patio, too. FREE PLANS at buildsomething.com
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.