The plantings were colorful, beautiful, and balanced. This garden would look nice all year as it was a mix of mostly evergreen shrubs, with annuals used for color. Using only shrubs and annuals would also make this garden easy to maintain.
Hidden behind the front plantings was a courtyard used for dining, relaxing, and entertaining. This ornate fountain was the focal point. And I couldn't keep my eyes off of it!
Water was coming from the top, the middle and the bottom. Amazing!
The back yard was filled with a pool, complete with lions and plant-filled urns.
Another feature that had a French flair was this faux window. In reality, it was a fountain. Water cascaded down the shutters, into the pool below.
This table was a work of beauty. These are the table legs!
Urns adorned simple plantings. (Again, mostly evergreens and annuals.) I can not imagine what these beautiful pieces cost, but it gave me the idea of finding an (much cheaper) urn at a flea market to use as a focal point in my garden.
In fact, this garden was filled with pearls of beauty. This was definitely not a plopper's garden. It was a designed landscape. The statuary were the focal points in this garden, but the scale was perfect in each area, so it didn't seen overdone. It seemed majestic.
If this is not your style of garden, stay tuned! The next garden will be Artistically Amusing.
If you missed any of the tour so far, you can find Woodland Wonderland HERE, and Lakeside Living HERE.