If you have a lake lot, the lake is usually the center of attention. Not so in this yard!
Although, just sitting here, staring at the lake would be heavenly! There were a couple of seating areas like this, and a large deck attached to the house. Definitely a place I would love to go for some rest and relaxation!
But these owners don't just sit around, they also grow their own vegetables. Just look at this beautiful vegetable garden. It was perfect. Not a weed anywhere! I love the gravel pathways around each raised bed. They grew a mixture of vegetables, herbs, and flowers for cutting.
And look! A chicken house! It was adorable. Loved the little rooster sign on the side. And the basket hanging on the hook for gathering eggs. There was even storage on the outside for her tomato cages. Very functional!
Punctuations of color were achieved with numerous container plantings. They were placed near every seating area, along pathways, and on every step. They were all gorgeous, imaginative, and each one was different.
But that's not all! They obviously loved water, because they also had a pond! With waterfalls, lilies, and goldfish. And if you're wondering, the larger shed next to the chicken house is a painter's studio. What a great place to get away and spend some time on a favorite hobby.
There was so much to see in this garden, the lake was just an added feature, not the main focal point! Now, that's Lakeside Living at its best!
This was a part of the Home Garden Tour put on by Smith County Master Gardeners. The first garden, Woodland Wonderland, can be seen HERE.
What garden will we see next? A Vision of Versailles!