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I posted here a while ago and I was told to get graph paper to space out our yard. We bought this place about 6 months ago and have remodeled the inside and now I am contemplating the outside.. specifically the SE section of the yard. We have added some grass to the north section of the yard and the back we are planning a dining patio off of the deck (currently dirt and some large trees-not drawn in).

I could plant grass in the SE section but I would really like to do something more since it gets full sun and I have never been able to have a flower garden (Seattle shaded lots). There are plants along the perimeter of the SE section (clematis, honeysuckle, rhubarb, kiwi, corsima, roses, lavender, foxglove, irises etc) but I have not drawn those in.

I was thinking of centering an olive tree surrounded by stepping stones and ground cover and then hydrangeas, peonies throughout the borders. Any ideas on how to best utilize this space would be appreciated. I can take pictures of the space in the morning (bit it's basically weeds and dirt) and I should also mention there is a grape vine on the exterior fireplace and surrounding the whole carport.

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