Tis the season to spruce up the landscape. Hollies & evergreens give this Northwest Gainesville home an elegant makeover. Christmas lights wreath the pyramidal evergreens for the holidays. Add a few extra decorations, and you have the perfect setting for your holiday celebrations.
Deck The Walls
The focus of the backyard, creeping fig (above) hides a wooden fence and provides a soothing green backdrop for the back patio. An occasional trimming gives this creeping vine a manicured look.
Fountains & Foliage
Placed right into view from the sun room (above) this fountain adds sound and motion to the back garden. A stone birdbath (below) is surrounded by the shiny evergreen foliage of the leopard lily, alsoknown as farfugium.
Cottage Gardens Inc
Jon George is the owner of Cottage Gardens, Inc., a Gainesville-based landscape design and installation firm. Jon has been gardening in North Central Florida for more than 30 years. You may contact his staff at www.TheCottageGardener.com or at [email protected].