Garden Photo of the Day

A colorful hardscape accent that steals the show

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Photo/Illustration: Rob Wotzak

The interesting thing about these mosaic-ed stair risers in Randy Bolin and Tom Nelson’s garden in Oakland, California, is that you don’t get to see them unless you explore the whole garden and then head back towards the house, when you face them head on. It’s a happy little surprise that’s just one of the charming elements that make this garden fascinating and memorable.

For past entries with views of this garden, click here, here, here, here, and here.

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  1. ncgardener 10/01/2010

    That is a great idea, that I plan on using. I have a lower garden that I want to add a bit of style to, on the return trip. Plus I have some extra tile that needs a new home.

  2. sheilaschultz 10/05/2010

    Color in a garden doesn't have to come from the flowers. What an excellent idea! Thanks, guys!

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