The outdoor space was designed to look as if the waterfall flows from the infinity edge pool and throughout the gardens. Each aspect of the outdoor living space was thoroughly thought out to bring the most efficient use of the space while emphasizing the beauty of nature all around.
LEDs line the edge of the pool and change the water from its usual blue to bright green, red and even purple. After an evening swim, the owners will definitely enjoy sitting back and watching the display.
Blue is a coveted hue in most gardens, and lobelia delivers with season-long blooms. Waterfall Blue unfurls light blue blossoms, while other lobelia varieties open flowers in shades of purple, white, pale blue and bicolor blends. This pretty annual shines in hanging baskets or containers, where its trailing stems cascade to form waterfalls of blue. Grow it in part shade to full sun. In hotter regions, definitely give plants shade during the hottest part of the day. Trim plants to encourage a fresh flush of flowers, especially if summer heat causes them to look straggly. Lobelia flowers beckon butterflies and hummingbirds. Plants grow 8 to 12 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide.
Using thinner glass tile vertically gives the impression of movement. Here the muted blues create a waterfall effect above the vanity. Dark countertops reflect the tile and help the color spill over the edge.
This backyard gives homeowners the chance to enjoy two of nature's elements: fire and water. Chairs are gathered round a natural gas-powered fire pit, while nearby water trickles down a waterfall and around a winding river.