Even though it is a focal point, the color and texture of the owl make it seem as though it belongs there. <ul><li>Photo: ...
Nice example of a focal point. The eye goes right to it as you enter this room in the garden. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovi...
Focal point. The shape fits nicely with the space available. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Cacti in the North are hard to blend into the landscapes.  In certain situations, such as rock gardens or theme gardens, t...
The sound of the breeze through the dried grasses can only be enjoyed in person <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
A garden scene that encourages closer inspection <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Example of symmetry in an entry way garden <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Combination of curving stone path and bench invites one to sit and relax <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
The dense hemlock wall gives the area a personal feel. The table and chairs invite sitting and conversation. <ul><li>Photo...
Thuja  spp. Evergreen hedge, visual and sound barrier <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Rhus  spp. Color in the winter landscape - also attracts wildlife. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Spruce Color and form in the landscape <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Gaultheria procumbens Evergreen groundcover with added benefit of being edible <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Even in the winter landscape, thought should be given to color. The color of this evergreen shows better with the backgrou...
Ilex  spp. Winter color - shows well against a background of evergreens. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
The unusual needles of this pine add different texture to the garden. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
The color is nice in the winter; the tree has a nice form in the trunk that can be admired all year. <ul><li>Photo: Chris ...
Impressive combination of colors and textures <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Holly showing symmetry in plant form <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Peeling bark adds texturally to the garden in winter <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
One wonders which is the stronger of the two elements, the hardscape or the plant material. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich...
Stone stairs and retaining wall serve same function as concrete, but much more interesting <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich ...
The large expanse of retaining wall is softened by the curves. The pergola gives those below a sense of privacy, and some ...
Irregular blocks give the feel of a natural stone wall, but is much easier to work with then different sizes of stone. <ul...
The walkway and retaining wall are very functional. The curve in the retaining wall gives the area a casual feel, even tho...
The arbors act as a doorway, leading into or out of a room. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
Nice use of hardscape to represent a stream in nature <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
A formal walkway is made less so by its curves <ul><li>Photo: Chris Biutkovich </li></ul>
The arbor invites one to walk through and the curve in the path encourages you to find out what is beyond <ul><li>Photo: C...
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  1. 1. Even though it is a focal point, the color and texture of the owl make it seem as though it belongs there. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  2. 2. Nice example of a focal point. The eye goes right to it as you enter this room in the garden. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  3. 3. Focal point. The shape fits nicely with the space available. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cacti in the North are hard to blend into the landscapes. In certain situations, such as rock gardens or theme gardens, they are a positive addition. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  5. 5. The sound of the breeze through the dried grasses can only be enjoyed in person <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  6. 6. A garden scene that encourages closer inspection <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example of symmetry in an entry way garden <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  8. 8. Combination of curving stone path and bench invites one to sit and relax <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  9. 9. The dense hemlock wall gives the area a personal feel. The table and chairs invite sitting and conversation. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thuja spp. Evergreen hedge, visual and sound barrier <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  11. 11. Rhus spp. Color in the winter landscape - also attracts wildlife. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  12. 12. Spruce Color and form in the landscape <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  13. 13. Gaultheria procumbens Evergreen groundcover with added benefit of being edible <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  14. 14. Even in the winter landscape, thought should be given to color. The color of this evergreen shows better with the background of rock rather than simply crawling over mulch. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ilex spp. Winter color - shows well against a background of evergreens. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  16. 16. The unusual needles of this pine add different texture to the garden. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  17. 17. The color is nice in the winter; the tree has a nice form in the trunk that can be admired all year. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  18. 18. Impressive combination of colors and textures <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  19. 19. Holly showing symmetry in plant form <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  20. 20. Peeling bark adds texturally to the garden in winter <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  21. 21. One wonders which is the stronger of the two elements, the hardscape or the plant material. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  22. 22. Stone stairs and retaining wall serve same function as concrete, but much more interesting <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  23. 23. The large expanse of retaining wall is softened by the curves. The pergola gives those below a sense of privacy, and some protection from the elements. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  24. 24. Irregular blocks give the feel of a natural stone wall, but is much easier to work with then different sizes of stone. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  25. 25. The walkway and retaining wall are very functional. The curve in the retaining wall gives the area a casual feel, even though the plantings behind are very formal. The two different materials contrast nicely. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  26. 26. The arbors act as a doorway, leading into or out of a room. <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  27. 27. Nice use of hardscape to represent a stream in nature <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>
  28. 28. A formal walkway is made less so by its curves <ul><li>Photo: Chris Biutkovich </li></ul>
  29. 29. The arbor invites one to walk through and the curve in the path encourages you to find out what is beyond <ul><li>Photo: Chris Butkovich </li></ul>

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