The Rose Queen herself delivers the plans that transform a boring, neglected Pasadena backyard into a space fit for royalty. The lower portion of the existing patio is stained. The homeowners then step up onto a new, 500 square foot deck that leads to a custom built steal and wood pergola.
Below, a custom poured cement fire pit and benches provide a separate place to relax. Behind the pergola, gabion walls, hand built with 5 tons of river rock, take the place of a typical retaining wall. And in a nod to the Rose Parade, it's all topped off with lush landscaping, blooming roses, topiary, a living portrait and DIY float- inspired yard art. Rose Parade Yard Crashers 2011!