Don't underestimate perennials in making your gardening life easier. Perennials will continue to come back every year and will only require minimal maintenance such as weeding and fertilizing. You'll save time by not having to plant and care for seedlings
A Goldworthy Garden Installation By Nathan Burkett - we would like the sunken firepit area as suggested, but thought the herringbone aspect was unusual and rather nice. Like the canopy trees and layout
Federal Style brownstone in Beacon Hill, a courtyard of brick and wrought iron was converted to a contemporary design using blue stone and cedar. Pinned to Garden Design - Courtyards by BASK Landscape Design.