Clipped boxwood hedges create an emerald necklace around the garden and help to define the swimming pool. A lush green lawn is just a few steps away from a well furnished terrace, which is the perfect place for breakfast with a view.
Plan on enjoying time in your retreat year-round by including a fire pit or other source of warmth for the chilly seasons. Tending a cozy fire brings its own magic for unwinding after busy days. Keep the makings of s’mores on hand if that makes you happy. Tall ornamental grass clumps enclose this retreat with a living privacy fence, and pretty seasonal container gardens offer a just-right splash of color. Before adding a fire feature to your outdoor spaces, be sure to check local codes.
Gentle mounds and boulder piles enhance the site's drainage and reduce the total planted area and water use. They also create wildlife habitats and collect runoff. A drainage “moat” was built to prevent runoff from collecting under the house.
Rain or shine, renting a tent is always a good idea for an outdoor wedding. Consider mixing both round and rectangle tables to maximize space throughout. Here, gorgeous greenery vines and illuminating bistro lights hang from the tent ceiling to bring maximum chicness to an otherwise plain space. Photo: T&K Photography
Vibrant Garden With Mix of Grass, Trees and Red Flowers
A well-kept garden brings a yard and home to life. This lush garden borders the edge of the yard. Layers of plants create levels, and a flowering plant adds a pop of color against the green.
For this backyard makeover, Jamie Durie had some of the existing plants trimmed back and cared for while new edibles were planted to fill out the orchard. Planter boxes and benches create a hidden enchanted garden.