The landscape changes over time....
THE LANDSCAPE CHANGES OVER TIME........
When a landscape design is initially installed, is is sometimes hard for the homeowner to envision how it will drastically change over time. Trees and shrubs will grow, stone and other hardscape items will weather and new shade patterns will be introduced by the larger trees.
In this Lexington Hills Project (Eagle, Idaho), large amounts of Table Rock Sandstone was used to build a  privacy wall / water feature for a new sunken patio. Initially the stone was bright, but over time it weathered, and the plants started to soften the stone.
This project was installed by Franz Witte Landscape in 2004 with the shade structured being phased in 2005.
The following pictures were taken right after the installation in 2004 and in 2011 to show how the landscape has matured.
2004 - Arizona Flagstone path with Dwarf Fountain Grass, Canada Red Chokecherry and a clump Autumn Blaze Maple
2011 - Arizona Falgstone path with Dwarf Fountain Grass, Canada Red Chokecherry and a clump Autumn Blaze Maple.
2004 - Sunken patio with Table Rock Sandstone walls with a built in grill and spillway water feature. A small Spring Snow Crabapple and carpet Roses fill in the small raised snadstone planter.
2011 -  A Sunken patio with Table Rock Sandstone walls, with built in grill and water feature spillway. Ivy starts to soften and age the wall while shadows from the larger trees makes the area more comfortable.
2004 - multi-level Concrete patio with Table Rock Sandstone walls, built in Grill and Water Feature Spillway
2011 - Multi level concrete patio with Table Rock Sandstone Walls with built-in grill and spillway water feature. The shade Structure was phased installed in phase 2 in 2005.
2004 - A multi-level concrete patio with Table Rock Sandstone walls. A smll Spring Snow Crabapple sits in the sandstone raised planter while two Honeylocusts sit to the outside.
2011 - Mature trees and the shade structure (added in 2005) add shade to the back yard.
2011 - The side yard path with Dwarf Fountain Grass and clump Autumn Blaze Maple
 
2011 - Boulder slab bench
 
2011 - Coral Bells in bloom by the Back Patio
2011 - Back patio and shade structure
2011 - Back yard with sunken fire pit patio, with free standing Table Rock Sandstone wall with built-in grill and spillway water feature
 
 
 
2004 - The spillway water feature built into the Table Rock Sandstone wall
2004 - Design
2004 - Design
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