Patio bricks can be laid flat, or stood up on end to create a nice, neat, attractive border. Picture permission of a Neighbourhood Dream Yard Homeowner.
walkway with a birdbath at the end
Tree tunnel Northern Ireland: The Dark Hedges is a beech alley planted in County Antrim in the eighteenth century. The ancient gnarly trees form a natural arched tunnel which is now one of the most famous local landmarks.
Garden Architect Vermeulen (Nigella)
East Ruston Old Vicarage, Norfolk The Apple Walk -a symphony in green, with espaliered apple trees, nepeta borders and monumental, freshly-crimped beech hedging.
Lesson 1. Lend formal structure a sly sense of humor. Like living exclamation points, these trees punctuate the landscape with an elegant wit. Conway fashioned his allée from fastigiate hornbeams (Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'), which naturally tend toward a columnar shape.
Hedge, the hanging rough texture of the upper branches soften the edge
European hornbeam frame the circular brick and bluestone patio of the shade garden, Southport, CT.