My family and I live in rural North Carolina, so I thought a cottage style/mixed border garden would blend in best with our surroundings.
I've been gardening since 1994, and have tried to create four seasons of interest in our garden.
17 of 30: This is a Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira,' Lion's Head Maple that my husband fell in love with a local nursery. I went back a few weeks later and bought it as a father's day present a few years ago.
22 of 30: This is my favorite shade garden. This is my attempt at having plenty of color in the shade without alot of blooms.