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.
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.
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.