Make it Wonderful with Water Use a fountain to soften the noise of a busy street or to create a pleasant background sound. It's easy to add a water feature to your deck. Tuck small fountains in corners where they'll be out of the way or use a bigger, bolder piece as a dramatic focal point.
Handcrafted bridges were among the first additions to homeowner Ellen Lathi's expansive garden. This one was given a weeping larch on either side and an akebia vine that softens its lines. See the rest of her magical garden here.
Intensive Gardening: Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!) -Blend the best principles of biointensive gardening and square-foot gardening to devise a customized, highly productive intensive gardening system. -By Linda A. Gilkeson on February/March 2014
Carefully planned little touches like these can make a huge impact in contained spaces where visitors stroll slowly. Backyard chickens are all the rage, because people crave fresh eggs as much as homegrown veggies. Carolyn's coop matches the style of the shed, giving her beloved Buff Orpington hens a home that lesser chickens would absolutely die for.