Line, pure and simple. There are several lines created by rock, fencing, glass etc. This corner has been struggling along all summer, now it's blooming like crazy and I should cut this stuff back because it's getting a big leggy but I don't have the heart to rob them of their blossoms.
Finally, I have the sound of water in my garden, but just for the photo. I can't wait for Phase II of the water restriction to be lifted! Things are starting to come together for the tour.
The east side of the house has been a dilemma all year, but after one long Saturday and a few months of tossing idea's around we just buckled down and did it. This is a shot of my air conditioning unit...which I think has a cool look to begin with...well, for a box of metal that is. I stained the concrete base and sat some rock down...I like it and think it's a better choice than building a mini-fence to hide it. The side yard is now clear of structures and we get a nice breeze. The original idea was a Japanese Garden theme, but after the old fence posts that I was going to use for a bamboo structure simply fell over, we worked with what our neighbors had...rock... and created some beds with shade loving plants, mostly ferns and cast iron plant.