Garden beds are dispersed throughout the backyard to add a touch of fresh color and texture. In the small section featured here, a granite water feature doubles as an outdoor sculpture, encouraging quiet reflection among the flowers.
This robust perennial flower garden has a small stone border separating it from the manicured lawn. Tall spikes of salvia called Red Hot Mama add dimension to the bed, while the low-growing Blue Bedder salvia – the deep purple flowers – is a great choice for perennial borders.
A raised flower bed with a cement bird bath adds curb appeal to this brick home featured on HGTV's Buying and Selling. Low-maintenance landscaping around the walkway created a charming entrance to this one-story home with a two-car garage.
Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed Susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden. "More than half the plants were split from perennials in other areas of my garden," says the homeowner, "and this turned out to be my favorite bed."
Here's an unexpected structure on the grounds of a beautiful beach house: A chicken coop! Oversized flowers and packed flower beds add to the wild feel of this outdoor space, while topiaries bring a sense of form and order.