: 1632x1232 px
: June 13, 2018
A wood structure offers a restful spot at the center of a shade garden. Garden ornaments, such as a metal globe or sundial, are playful accents to the plants. An open air gazebo at the top of a gentle slope hosts a table and seats. Draw birds and butterflies with extras, such as a ground level birdbath. Placed at the entrance to the gazebo, a large urn supports an abundant growth of bright red begonias.
Just a few plants provide enough visual contrast for a heavily shaded space. The shape of a path can speed or slow people through a landscape. Here, gentle curves wind their way through a shady space, prompting visitors to stop and admire the plants. Placed at a curve in the path, a large boulder acts as both an element of visual interest and a respite area.