My garden can be a backdrop for memories
As people travel through life, they sometimes collect many beautiful memories – in this case they come in the form of garden art. This garden is a place to display and remember all those great times. I notice that some items come and go – as in a rotating museum collection – and others are always prominently displayed. All the patios and short walls in this backyard were built by a colleague of mine to create a lower maintenance design that kept the main beds and art work as the focus. The beds display a collection of different coral bells and hostas. Your own backyard could be used for many different purposes. The first step in garden design is to explore those desires. Do kids need play space, do you like to relax in quiet solitude in the evening, do you hold the annual barbeque for your extended family?