A redesigned walkway becomes a veritable art gallery for unique plant and flower combinations, which line the sides of this post-classical Pacific Heights home. Adding a dash of modernism, the bespoke furnishings and personalized architectural touches help to bring the new in with the old.
The spa-like master bathroom features mahogany-trimmed doors that open to a quiet courtyard area. Palm trees and other foliage plants are integrated into the pebbled landscape, while a privacy fence encloses the space.
This Malibu backyard features a concrete patio area that overlooks the spacious pool and lounge area. Two outdoor chairs with neutral cushions provide a comfortable place to relax, while tropical potted plants add a touch of greenery. A stainless steel railing encompasses the space.
This outdoor space's simple lines and openness is in keeping with the home's contemporary style. The space is surrounded by large palm trees and other tropical plants that add color and texture to the space's neutral palate.
Prop up container plants on unexpected items, such as an old three-legged stool, to add height to a tabletop display. Although these plants are in the covered indoor space, the floral display could be moved to the balcony as well.
Strategically placed potted plants, border plantings of conifers and ground overs and colorful outdoor furniture acquire a unique symmetry in this highly visual pool design from Tidy Gardens Landscaping Inc.
A unique wood and metal sideboard stores drinks and serves the dining space of this colorful and eclectic courtyard. A wood structure that surrounds the space is lined with metal mesh that filters light and screens the outdoor room from surrounding houses. Lush plantings bring the courtyard to life.
The terraced garden adjacent to the pool lounge area not only provides beautiful silvery-gray soft textures, but by using wonderfully fragrant native species like Lavender and Artemisia, wonderful smells are sure to abound.
Fall is the time to plant perennials in your containers that will last year round. Cameron Watkins of C. Watkins Garden Co. suggests that combinations of holly fern, "Ascot Rainbow' Euphorbia and 'Bella Notte' heuchera are perfect for a shade container.
The coffee plant (Coffee arabica) makes an ideal houseplant, not needing high light to grow and flower. Plants start blooming when three years old and usually in late spring and/or summer. Flowers fade to form green cherry-looking fruit that turns red when ripe. Inside are two coffee beans. In summer, place your coffee plant outdoors, gradually exposing it to sun.