The pond next to the entrance. It does require some maintenance, but the sound of the water is nice and kids love to see the fishies. This area is perfect in the afternoon with the western light filtering through the trees.
The front path next to the porch, also wonderful afternoon light. Blue star creeper is a great ground cover to fill in between the stones.
The Tropical set along the side path to the back yard. The bananas die back in the winter but come back every spring, getting taller every year. We also have calla lillies, star gazer lillies, which smell heavenly, canna tropicana and coleus.
We just planted the geranium ground cover this spring and it took off like crazy to fill in the area around the base of the arbor. The arbor is another fun prop to use in portraits and it will be nice when the climbing rose grows up.
A wide view of the back yard. The dark pink heather is beautiful in the fall.
The Fairy Garden path and border were just added this year. The flowering cherry tree on the side provides nice shade and a light block on the side and over head for beautiful directional light from the left.
The Italian set with purple clematis on the wall, fragrant wooly thyme underfoot, and lavender on the edge, makes a beautiful background for portraits.