Design snapshot: Green garage

Yes, this is a different take on “green.” The garage’s dense, vine-covered wall forms one playful side of a courtyard driveway, bound on two other sides by an eave-height hedge. Since it can be a maintenance headache, I wouldn’t recommend growing vines like this against your home, but it’s hard to resist on an outbuilding. Even harder when teamed with window boxes and plump, cantaloupe- and watermelon-shaped boxwoods.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast