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Exterior Design Wins a Spot at the 2012 DC Design House
When: April 14 – May 13, 2012
Where: 4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW, Washington, DC 20016
How: Tickets are $20 per person at the door/online – one time admission
About the winning design
Just as the family who lives there, the entry garden welcomes visitors with an old Washington flavor. The home boasts a tall, grand stature perfectly complimented by the mature Arborvitae sitting as book ends to the main portico. With the first signs of Spring, the Hardy Gardenia Azaleas bloom in delicate white. These soft flowers contrast the deep tones of the foreground Peonies, showcased within manicured Boxwood hedging. As seen throughout much of the district, Boxwoods line the house façade adding evergreen warmth to the brick structure. The garden provides year-round interest through various degrees of texture and shades of green. The fine, deep green foliage of the Hicksii Yews embraces the iron handrail joining the split stairways up to the front door. Finally, accent plantings of annual bedding flowers and generously blooming urns complete this entry garden. Each plant selection and placement lends to the style of the greater home as a whole, the context of the surrounding Spring Valley neighborhood, and the class of our nation’s capitol at large.
D & A Dunlevy Landscapers takes pride in all the projects they complete. To see more of their completed projects visit the Gallery.