Varied sizes of smooth pebbles provide a finished, artistic element to the edges of the planting beds. Additionally, Margie spends extra time at the end of each project selecting plants, sculptures and pottery to tie the whole design together.
Scoot on over to gardening beds and other areas with this ready-to-work yard vehicle. The Scoot-N-Do Caddy, sold by Plow & Hearth, has a swiveling tractor seat and a steering knob to help you turn and reach plants. The metal mesh tray below the seat and a separate basket hold tools and other items. The gardening seat is made of steel and the height can be adjusted.
You can take some of the strain off your back when gardening using tools such as this ergonomically designed rocker seat. The Garden Rocker Vertex Seat, sold by The Home Depot, has a curved back and contoured seat, and the height can be adjusted.
A front yard patio is designed to feel like and island and is uniquely softened by a peach and teal pebbles inlay that is flowing and textural. This modified traditional Balinese garden provides an oasis filled with tropical color and foliage, aromatic gardens, and an eastern motif.
A padded seat is just one of the extra features in the Strongway Deluxe Rolling Garden Seat. The seat also swivels and can be adjusted, and you can steer when seated by using the turnbar (one of two that come with the seat). You can store items in the wire basket, tray and fabric pouches around the seat. It's sold by Northern Tool & Equipment.
The Ironton Rolling Garden Seat has a farm-style look with its tractor-style seat and red hue. You can avoid stopping or squatting when gardening by using a seat, and this one is adjustable and swivels. Use the turnbar to steer the front wheel and maneuver around the yard with this seat, which is sold by Northern Tool & Equipment.
This lightweight folding garden stool, made of steel and nylon, also comes with a tool bag that can fit underneath the seat. Hook-and-loop fasteners can attach and detach the bag, which has 21 pockets for tools, from the stool frame. The Gardener's Tool Seat is sold by UncommonGoods.
A large pergola-like structure marks a transition from a main garden to a lower chalet building. Low walls provide built-in seating. This garden features a design that's very specific on circles and center points, requiring dutiful attention to axis points and perfect radii.
This stunningly crafted tool shed serves as a pump house for a water feature that trickles into a Koi-filled moat that surrounds the garden patio. Designed by Art Harrison Interiors in Franklin, Mich., this ultimate garden shed complements the architectural details of the home.
This lush green garden with a gorgeous mix of trees, shrubs and flowering plants creates depth, making the most of texture and color. White bench seating sits in the shade, providing a comfortable spot to take in the garden's full beauty.
A circular seating area reflects the garden's lower level design. The designer embraced the cement walls and added polished concrete planters. The bluestone paved area and the long cement planter are in permanent shade, so the planting consists of plants that can grow in the shade environment. The area by the grass is super sunny and required plants that thrive in those conditions.
The garden folly in this Zen backyard is an open-air structure fabricated and carved from solid reclaimed teak. The pyramid roof is finished with copper fish-tail shingles, and teak steps lead to the pool. The gorgeous tropical paradise features lounge chair seating padded with layers of cushion. Tropical plants frame the area, creating privacy.