Not My Garden
You won't see any great examples of garden design in my own garden. It's small and overcrowded and tended by a reckless, careless gardener who operates entirely on impulse.
However, I do know people who design beautiful gardens for themselves. I spent the day taking photographs of one such garden during an annual Easter party. It's an enormous piece of property--I actually don't know where it begins and ends--that faces a lake and is fringed with redwood forest. Not a bad setup.
As you can imagine, a garden like this is all about the views. It's about focal points. I'll post pictures of some of my favorite views over the next few days.
We'll start with the patio. I can never bring myself to spend money on fancy glazed pots, but what a difference they make, especially this time of year when not much is blooming.