The landscape architects of this space explored the use of scale, shape and color to create a detailed, nuanced patio, garden and yard. The square beds containing red plants and flowers bring a sense of order, while the garden beyond feels wild and untamed; this creates a pleasing sense of balance.
It can be tough to design a long and narrow plot of land -- and to maximize usage of space. Here, the designer added a tiered system to create a sense of dimension and order needed when incorporating so many spaces and elements. The curved walkway softens the block-like plot, and several garden and flower beds liven up the yard.
A narrow concrete bridge provides a path across a small pond. Lined with colorful flowers, ornamental grasses and rocks, a tranquil waterfall trickles down into the pond creating a relaxing garden atmosphere.
Perfect for relaxation, this cottage has a wraparound porch with brown painted beams decorated with hanging baskets of flowers. Ornamental grasses complement the strong sloping roofline and wood detailing of this charming home.
A thick growth of yellow flowers, ornamental grass and shrubbery creates a lively and colorful border for the gravel driveway winding toward this plantation home. The spacious yard and natural decoration create an airy feel.