Colorful backyard settings beckon guests to enjoy the day
Water falling from two sides gives this waterfall what the landscaper refers to as a “duet effect.” Sedum, hydrangeas and crape myrtles add color and form.
This backyard fountain illustrates a more subtle use of color to harmonize with surrounding natural green hues.
Liatris, coneflower, hyssops and catmint offer continuous blooms throughout the season attracting hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
Tucked into a wooded setting with boxwoods and clump river birches nearby, this pool area features a water wall and spa that are both faced with a blended cultured stone, and a cedar pergola.
Walls built of Southern buff bench stone, a waterfall made with mossy boulders and weathered sandstone, and a boulder and stone fireplace make a strong statement. The look is softened woods aster, weeping blue atlas, shore juniper, little spire sage, heather, Norway spruce, salvia and phlox.
Muhly grass adds a soft and feathery touch next to the variegated yucca; a plant the designer says is beautiful and wonderfully reliable. She recommends placing hard and rigid plants next to softer ones so that the two balance each other.
Assorted coleus with cannas and a banana tree add a bright and showy tropical feel just off the deck of a backyard pool.