Stepping into designer Jackie Morra’s backyard feels like ditching the suburbs for the country. You’re instantly greeted by the sounds of a trickling stream and bees buzzing from one flower to the next. But it wasn’t always this way — when she and her husband bought the house, the backyard was typical of most new-builds with a 12×12-foot deck and no shade in sight. Over the years, she has transformed the backyard into a flourishing and functional space for relaxing, dining and entertaining. Discover how she designed the backyard to suit her family’s lifestyle and get her need-to-know container gardening tips.
Video and photography: James Bombales
Producer and editor: Kelsey Pudloski
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