An aromatic adventure

A homeowner uses themes to designate her multiple gardens: an herb garden, a formal rose bed and a natural area

A David Austin rose covers the fence by the gate that leads to a back yard filled with herbal delights; a variegated honeysuckle scrambles up the birdhouse pole.

This patio, complete with a variety of seating options, is backed by a long stretch of red Knock-Out roses. The formal rose garden is in the background, to the right. The herb garden is to the left of the patio.

Partially obscured by the surrounding trees, this lavender path offers a soothing getaway for anyone looking to take a peaceful turn outside.

The view from this private patio includes an outdoor water fountain, a birdhouse and a selection of colorful flowering plants.

A view of the front walk that winds up to this Cincinnati home, flanked by a blue spruce and katsura tree, Foster hollies, and shrub colorful roses. The groundcovers are epimedium and pachysandra.

This spacious patio design is surrounded on all sides by flourishing plants and herbs, which help to add some privacy to the area.

An outdoor water fountain and a classic birdhouse design stand resolutely among the plants in this culinary herb garden.

This landscape design boasts a lavender path, a stone path etched through the yard where lavender grows on both sides and is within easy reach of anybody going for a stroll.

Situated as a solitary figure in this landscape design, this birdhouse plays host to Clematis ‘Betty Corning,’ which climbs the birdhouse support.

Rocking chairs stake their claim to a secluded area of this backyard deck, a place where the homeowners spend most evenings, leisurely sipping a glass of wine and listening to the nearby sound of nature.

With a hammock swung between two trees and a nearby picnic table, this landscape design includes everything you could want for a relaxing afternoon retreat or a campout.

An outdoor umbrella offers a stretch of shade on this raised deck. In addition to the chairs surrounding the table, supplemental seating is available in the wooden benches dotting the perimeter of the deck.

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