Front door has two small blue stone steps and shrubs on the side
Photo: Mathew Benson
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Tie The House Into The Garden


Repeating details from the garden on your home's exterior and vice versa, makes the house an integral part of the landscape. For instance, the black iron hardware used on the entry gate gets repeated on the front door with nonfunctioning strap hinges, a thumb latch, and a ring door knocker. The door itself is painted the same Benjamin Moore Kennebunkport Green as the garden structures. What had been two small steps as wide as the door became a larger bluestone entrance pad with a graceful curved edge. It provides space enough for a pair of tall pots planted with black-eyed Susan vine. To the left, the bright pink petals of a 'Betty Prior' shrub rose literally reach out to greet guests.
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