Varied heights allow each flower to stand out.
Containers bring color and life onto the patio.
Discrete seating areas encourages guests to mingle.
A step-down patio maximizes entertaining space.
Lush perennials make the most of a small space.
Fieldstone and bluestone combine for a unique effect.
Potted annuals draw the garden into the spa surround.
A rustic bridge connects two sides of the property.
Every inch of a 50-foot lot is fully detailed.
A natural waterfall draws the eye to a beloved bronze.
Focusing on greens, blues and purples imparts elegance.
Steps built into the pond keep water rushing.
An outdoor kitchen island with built-in grill area perfectly suits the home.
This granite millstone fountain, surrounded by pachysandra and colorful impatiens, draws visitors and birds to this shady spot.
Native plants add an unfussy air to the patio.
Stone veneer and bluestone walls double as benches.
An exploration in shrubs, perennials and foliage.
Daylilies and a birdbath draw butterflies and birds.
Pots can be replanted in spring, summer and fall.
White hydrangeas amplify warm oranges and reds.
Flowers of all hues come together beautifully.
At the height of summer, blooms look to the sky.
A white bridge is refreshing among the bold hues.
Hostas and daylilies impart color all season long.
A stone path is perfect for this shady glen.
Broad steps establish the lines of planting beds.
A hosta garden showcases variety in size and color.
Linear bluestone harmonizes with the home design.
Cool greens balance the vivid colors of the pool.
White blooms bring light into shady areas.
Beautiful and varied, using mostly foliage.
Note how most of the color is from foliage plants.
A shady corner is the perfect home for a statue.
A koi pond makes a dramatic centerpiece.
Distinct gathering areas suit different sized groups.
Potted annuals inject more color into a city lot.
Benches hold cushions and extend guest seating.
Each view is enhanced by hardscape and plantings.
A paver-laid patio serves as a vast outdoor room.
A new stone surround integrates an existing spa.
Hostas and astilbe thrive under a mature tree.
A stone wall keeps free-flowing plants in check.
Gravel and bluestone set the stage for socializing.
A generous patio urges guests to come outside.
A peaceful addition gives kids a place to splash.
A broken path meanders around a granite fountain.
A contained space for relaxing, with pops of color.
Summer annuals grow quickly, spilling from urns.
Blooms of all colors, sizes and textures add interest.
A fanciful planter personalizes a shady corner.