These double ball yew topiaries rule the garden just outside my front door. They seem quite happy in these enormous pots-the soil moisture is steady. The generous skirt of mixed petunias, cerise pink verbena and white bacopa-a perfect foil to that seriously dark green form. I am delighted
A Japanese clematis drapes one side of a shed — probably built to store fruits and vegetables. Toward the back, white hollyhocks and black-eyed Susans flourish; in the foreground, two untrained climbing pink rosebushes grow together.