Stensättning i cirkel - an excellent design with a pretty bench drawing your eye to the bottom of the garden.  Creating rooms in a long narrow garden is the best use of space.

Stensättning i cirkel - an excellent design with a pretty bench drawing your eye to the bottom of the garden. Creating rooms in a long narrow garden is the best use of space.

Standard Laurus nobilis (Bay) trees, Convolvulus cneorum (Morning Glory) and Petunias. Walls covered by a white flowering Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jamsine). Borgo Santo Pietro, Siena, Tuscany, Italy © Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library.

Standard Laurus nobilis (Bay) trees, Convolvulus cneorum (Morning Glory) and Petunias. Walls covered by a white flowering Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jamsine).

It's the beauty of not only shape and color but time what makes this so special...

would look awesome in a garden. Love the colors -- do tree pots in copper patina

Chairs with cushions around brazier in small urban garden, clipped box balls, Mespilus germanica

I like the contrasting surfaces but not gravel because of Charlie. I also like the trelliswork on the right-hand wall. Chairs with cushions around brazier in small urban garden, clipped box balls, Mespilus germanica

moroccan courtyard

The planter is basically a small raised bed. my version: a series of small mosaic beds in the side yard, separated with thyme, large urns full of cascading plants, & handmade hexagonal stepping stones.

There is something magical about the combination of deep blue and blue-green in the navy and pool combination - as in this photo I took in Morocco of a tile fountain

Mosaic and Fountain, Casablanca, Morocco. Another great outdoor piece. I went to a tile place while in Morocco and the work they put into these peices is just incredible.

This is the most beautiful courtyard in the home of Francois Catroux in Provence as featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine

Courtyard of Francois and Betty Catroux summer home in Provence. Love the boxwood topiaries

How to design outdoor spaces www.livelyupyours.com

Emily Whaley’s Garden, Charleston, South Carolina. Designed by Loutrel Briggs in 1940 and tended faithfully for almost 50 years by Emily Whaley, the garden is small and secluded in Charleston’s historic district

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