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West Mt. Airy Residence

Philadelphia, PA

After moving into a new twin home in a West Mt. Airy Philadelphia neighborhood, this homeowner bravely hunkered down during Covid-19 with her new pup Moxie. After reemerging, the front porch allowed her and the pooch to meet the neighbors and gather garden ideas from other well-tended front yards. Taking stock of what she inherited from the previous owner, she turned to a neighbor who referred her to Flower Powered. On her wish list was two priorities. First, a wholesale cleanup and thorough weeding of the property. Next, a landscape redesign that included plants she loved and a small flagstone patio for Moxie.

During the first cleanup phase, we took the time to get to know her plant and color preferences along with other aesthetics. We also analyzed the light and shade areas of the property to maximize plant selections. The final garden design enhanced the areas adjacent to the porch including a rock garden on one side, a patio on the other, and a stone pathway meandering between the two.

For the dry laid patio and stepping stones, we chose to use a colonial steppers that complemented the Wissahickon schist fascade. For fragrance and interest, Creeping Thyme was planted in between the gaps. Perennials included a contrasting mix of Heuchera, Japanese Sedge Grass, Lady's Mantle, Sweet Woodruff, Helleborus and Sedum. A weeping Japanese maple anchored the planting scheme, and a variety of Junipers, Sky Pencils, Boxwoods, Spireas and Hydrangeas softened the porch perimeter.

A meandering garden path connects a flagstone patio with a rock garden.
"I am so happy with what Flower Powered did. They worked with me and created a garden even better than I expected!"

We also planted a row of Ajuga in the middle of the driveway. The client and her envious neighbors are really happy with the results. Plus. Moxie even found a favorite spot to lay underneath a transplanted lilac tree.

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