In an earlier post, I revisited a garden I've kept up with for years. When I first went there over two decades ago, Ted and Pat Plomgren proudly showed off a new stone retaining wall, a rustic fence and gate and a perennial border. As the years passed, they added (a checkerboard lawn we'll see in a future post), subtracted (a hybrid tea rose garden) and refined practically every area of their back yard.
The view of half their lower garden can be seen on this Web site under Older Posts, dated August 2, 2011. The above photograph shows the right hand corner of the structure you see in the background in said post and gives you a sense of the details that make up this amazing garden, which is chock full of great design ideas.