Our Gardens We Love contest winners wowed us with Northwest perennials.
Nick and Kathryn Highland took advantage of their multi-level yard by creating two unique relaxation spots unified by flagstone steps and an abundance of vibrant flowers and trees. And the result made them the winners of Seattle Homes & Lifestyles’ first-ever Gardens We Love contest.
The arbor has a soothing fountain and a reflecting mirror, and is accessible by a walkway lined with huckleberry-stone walls. A glass conservatory provides a cool oasis for the homeowners in summer and a haven for delicate plants in winter. Amongst the full-bodied greenery are bright and varied punctuations of color: dahlias, hydrangeas, peonies and foxglove. The Highlands’ landscape has the charm of a cottage garden and the simple elegance of nature.