Creating a private, secluded backyard

These homeowners are indeed landscape designers, and plant people. Annette Shrader takes us through the gate to find a densely planted backyard retreat that will have one thinking there are no neighbors. The reality is that there are neighbors on all sides. A great selection of trees, shrubs and perennials accent the ponds and sitting spots. Themed garden areas make a visitor feel as if they are a world away from the busy city when in fact it is just minutes from the urban core.

Gardener Extras

  1. Beth treats hosta plantings with 20% ammonia sprays ground and in pots before hostas emerge. Some hosta varieties are resilient to slugs, particularly those with blue or thick leaves.

Annette Shrader

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