[GD] The Garnett-Deakin Garden

404 Dunton Drive, Blacksburg

Phyllis and Doug Garnett-Deakin

Recently brought to new life, this solar-paneled house and its surrounding garden invite outdoor living. A curved brick walkway and a stylish ramp both lead to the front porch, where a ceiling fan and comfortable seating suggest lingering amidst containers of lovely flowers. Large beds of shrubs like ninebark and several varieties of hosta curve around the front and corner lot, with a handsome sycamore in the side yard. Past raised vegetable beds, a Craftsman-style carport leads to a fenced back garden. Just inside the gate, a stone dog stands sentinel to an attractive hardscape lower patio, with steps leading to an upper covered patio and full outdoor kitchen and fire pit. A soothing water feature is surrounded by seasonal flowers like phlox. Even the garden house has a porch, while stone pavers make berry-picking easy in this three-season garden.

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All photos (C) Charles Bostian