Attract birds to your patio with Old World charm and the soothing sound of water. This budget-friendly garden fountain is made of weather-resistant resin with a bronze finish. No plumbing needed — it comes with a recirculating pump.
This vertical garden offers a contemporary spin on the more traditional garden wall. The oversized, textured medallion serves as a focal point, though plants in a mixture of textures, colors and shapes draw the eye onward, and raised redwood beds ground the space.
If your patio isn’t far from the kitchen, why not grow something flavorful so you can snip fresh seasonings and add them to dinner? River Valley Landscaping put cooking herbs in the ground and containers for plantings as pretty as they are practical.
"This is a kind of typical Charleston garden," says Peggy Rash, filled with classic Southern plants like crape myrtle, camellias, sweet bay magnolia, azaleas and tea olive as well as pittosporum, boxwoods and Italian cypress.
Large stones serve as restful art in this modern, zen backyard. A classic rock garden features rows of succulents, while subtle lighting accents the wood garden wall and water feature. A shaded seating area rests nearby.
A classic rock garden forms a zen focal point in this modern Los Angeles backyard. A slatted wood accent wall provides a backdrop for the soothing water feature, while succulent plantings dot the low-maintenance beds.
Build a rain garden to collect rain water runoff from any building on your property, including a chicken coop. This garden demonstrates classic rain garden design with a berm surrounding the basin that catches and holds rain water runoff. Plantings include moisture-loving sedge and rush in the wettest parts of the garden, and perennials like daylily and ornamental grass on the drier edges.
Shady spots explode with color when you draft botany’s big guns for shade: caladium, begonia and ivy. This pot showcases classic container garden design. A white and green caladium stands in as thriller, with Dragon Wing Pink begonia as filler and green ivy as spiller. It’s a blend that easily fits on any porch or deck to bring season-long color. Dragon Wing begonias are a shade all-star, strutting their stuff in part to full shade. These begonias are low maintenance, heat tolerant beauties that pump out flowers until fall’s first frost. This planting combination looks great in a pot, but would transition easily to planting beds, too.
The Chateau du Grand Luce is an 18th century estate in France's Loire Valley. Its construction began in 1760 and the 45,000-square-foot mansion was completed four years later. American designer Timothy Corrigan bought and restored the house and gardens.
The traditional-style building reflects the style of the main home and is used to house the mechanical equpiment for the property. Stone steps and walkways lead throughout the landscaping, which mixes formal gardens with stacked stone garden walls and water features.
This traditional house with a turret is surrounded by neatly manicured lawns. A shaped hedge runs alongside a brick garden path, creating a classic, tasteful walkway that leads to an arched front entry.
A delightful covered porch with beautiful wood flooring and stately white columns overlooks the lush lawn and garden area. Waterfront views stretch out beyond, ensuring a pleasant porch-sitting experience.
Stones in warm terracotta shades are used from the house exterior and garden walls to the patio and water feature. A round patio surrounds the traditional urn-style water feature, which provides soothing sound ambiance to the space.