Enclosed Shabby Chic Porch With White Potting Table
Stone walls enclose this quaint porch, complete with a gardening station and crystal chandelier. A large wood hutch houses tools, extra pots and other garden necessities. A bright white potting table provides a crisp, clean workspace for gardening creativity.
In recognition of the importance of the connection between home and garden, the picture window was removed and replaced with French doors that open up the view to the water garden and lush tropical plantings.
An onsite chef at The Swag Country Inn in Waynesville, N.C., who prepares gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinners for guests, draws inspiration from what's in season. The gardener tends herbs, flowers and vegetables in the inn's garden, shown here, and around the grounds, and the chef sources meat and remaining produce from nearby farms.
Coordinating outdoor furniture finishes with seasonal displays of foliage is one way to plan for year-round garden interest, says garden designer Jay Sifford. The fall coloration of this Japanese maple mimics the hue of the garden bench and pulls it forward in the garden, so that the landscape is experienced in layers. The bench shines against the subdued background provided by the concrete board paneled screen.
Hanging gardens come in all sizes. For maximum impact, this massive wall at Avalon, a mixed-use development in metro Atlanta, features a wide variety of plantings. People living in the apartments above shops can view this oversized vertical garden.
This lush garden serves as romantic backdrop for a majestic red canopy bed with thick, heavy gold drapery. The drapes can be pulled closed to block out sunlight, creating a perfect spot for afternoon naps.