Use Your House Look at the lines of your home -- it might give you the perfect spot to place a deck (and make mowing or other yard-maintenance chores easier to boot). This deck-and-pergola combination, for example, is a perfect solution for an odd space.
Out Back-An old bench occupies the guesthouse porch, edged with Japanese skimmia. 'Blushing Bride' hydrangeas bloom in a galvanized tub. Read more: Northern California Farmhouse and Garden - Farmhouse Decorating and Garden Ideas - Country Living