Garden Photo of the Day

A multipurpose wall with wow-factor

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

This stunning metal wall in Laura Crockett’s garden in Hillsboro, Oregon, serves several purposes. It serves as a backdrop for dramatic plantings on the public side, creating strong color contrasts with the silvery plants against it. It also seves as a privacy screen for her exterior bedroom door, which, interestingly, is on the front of the house. The lit fountain set within the wall serves as a source of soothing sound and a bewitching nightlight when the sun goes down. Stay tuned for more photos from this garden tomorrow.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. Winki 08/24/2011

    Wow, I have seen photos of this fountain before and just love it! What I want to know is Laura willing to share the construction details? I would so love to build one!

  2. Deanneart 08/24/2011


  3. rwotzak 08/24/2011

    Wonderful! I like how there's so much going on in this one detail. I would love to see the entire garden some day. I need to add more details like this to our garden!

  4. sheilaschultz 08/24/2011

    Drop dead gorgeous...

  5. bamboomary 08/24/2011

    Laura really knows how to create a scene! I have heard and seen her talking about her garden. There is a lot more drama to come. Great stuff Michelle.

  6. pattyspencer 08/24/2011

    That is just beautiful!

  7. boards 08/25/2011

    It would be sooo nice to have these plants identified. This is stunning!!
    Our climate in Western North Carolina is much like Oregon's - a rainforest when we're not having a drought!

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