Chicken stele at the Naples Botanical Garden. Naples, FL, 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?
To be most attractive, gardens need to be inclusive enough to be interesting while also being cohesive enough to be pleasing. This garden has lots of visual activity balanced by the Â cohesive elements of Â size, color, and an extremely meticulous level of maintainance.
Particularly good use of the fence that divides the garden from the sidewalk, instead of a bland picket this fence has been made into a display space of its own, featuring rocks, crockery, tiny sculptures and succulents.
In the winter the structure of the entryway becomes more important. Clinton, WA, USA