Chicken stele at the Naples Botanical Garden. Naples, FL, USA
The color and construction of this structure lends beauty to a rest stop in the Everglades. Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Cleweston, FL, USA
The lucky owners of this home (notice the upward pointing horse shoe on the open arch). This home is not huge but nonetheless, it commands the street! Notice the open arch that complements the lunette window. I also really enjoy the shingle work just under the shingle trim. Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA, USA
Winter can be challenging season for gardens to look to their best. The color story of this garden combined with the paint scheme allows this home to look good in any season. The owner reported that they were the first in their neighborhood to pull out the lawn and plant their entire front yard. (Aren’t you glad they did!) She mentioned that at first the neighbors were not quite convinced and were wondering how this would all turn out. Well, as you can see it’s wonderful, the neighbors love it and in the sincerest form of flattery, many have done similar front yard gardens.
Two interesting notes: 1, The owner said they selected the paint colors and repainted the home to visually complement the garden. 2, There are some brown sedums near the sidewalk, that’s not something that was overlooked at garden clean-up time, the owner selected them because the color is so right with the home this time of year. Don’t you agree?