While Zach Galbraith was busy unpacking boxes after getting into a Burien, Washington, house in the year 2006, wife Manda was outdoors planning your garden. At that time, it had been covered in invasive blackberry brambles, British ivy, and weed-laden grass. “I wanted something vibrant,” Manda states, “something alive with color.” In the nursery, she arrived at for plants with lime or crimson foliage, attracted to how a complementary colors pop.
Manda lets all of the colors of her garden play together by going easy on maintenance and allowing foliage to overlap. “I don”t shear anything,” she states. “I prefer things around the soft and relaxed side.”” Zach executes her hardscape designs, trolling scrap-metal dealers for supplies. He”s used rock-sorting grids for any grape arbor and clematis trellis made flower beds from steel plates and built a storage shed and henhouse from cement board, wood, and steel. Gravel round the records is salted with vibrant recycled glass.
Manda designed a home because of not only herself–the garden is really a certified Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary too. She now shares the landscape with kinglets, goldfinches, hummingbirds, and chickadees. Manda”s penchant for brightness extends even going to her attitude about Washington”s notoriously gloomy weather. “Under cloudy skies, vibrant colors provide a particularly amazing contrast.”