(Mick Fisher Langhorne, PA)The paint color might seem a little over the top or distracting, but the fact that it matches the blooms in the yard just beyond actually makes it a very clever choice. Your eye is naturally drawn through the gate and into the flower garden. Take Advantage of Your Location Sometimes, its not your own property that you want to showcase but the surrounding natural landscape. Thats the case with this home in Hawaii. The deck is about as plain and unadorned as you can get. But with a view like that, who cares?
(Paradise Found Lihue, Kauai, HI)Cover Up the Ugly At other times, the view is anything but special. In these cases, its a good idea to block out the offending sight and concentrate your landscaping efforts closer to home. Heres an example of a property with a high wall strategically placed to shield inhabitants from the reality of the outside world. The trees peeking over the wall give the impression that theres a lush forest out there instead of a swamp. Hey, it makes the tourists happy!
(Galapagos Exclusive Tours Galapagos Islands, Ecuador)