Up the Garden Path
Steve and Kace Lykins’ meadow-like backyard garden in Eads is a relaxing, pleasant space full of simple pleasures. A flagstone-paved patio nestled next to a low stone wall creates a perch for the two to enjoy their cast iron fire pit. A gurgling fountain provides soothing sounds, and a gallery of colorful wildflowers bloom in stone-lined beds. The covered patio is a sheltered spot for weather observation and the hammock provides a shady respite from the summer sun.
Bob and Johann DelPriore’s Collierville garden is distinguished by pathways that meander through the central pine grove and continue around the perimeter of the lawn. Low-light trees and plants like dogwoods, azaleas, and hydrangeas populate the garden, along with a bounty of flowering trees like bright yellow kerrias, camellias, and soft white blooms from a Japanese snowbell tree. A collection of unique ornamental pieces and create charming vignettes that even the local wildlife seem to enjoy.
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The Outdoor Living issue