Visible from almost every room, this pool and garden function as an addition to the home's interior.
The garden's finely woven tapestry comes from careful planning, as illustrated in the large bed of caladiums bordering a portion of the pool. Instead of choosing one selection, they combined three for a stunning effect. "We take a common plant such as caladium and look at the colors within one selection," Chip says. "We take that color thread and find a complementary shade in another caladium selection." The result is companionable colors within the same plant family, producing a bright, well-planned appearance.
If you dare do a head count, Lynn's containers number close to 150. What could potentially become clutter, though, is avoided through her artistry in placement. Each one has a purpose, and they all work together. "I adore containers. They make an area so interesting and take your eye where it wouldn't ordinarily go," she says. "I love to put them in places that make you want to go and take a look."
Every spring, Lynn and Chip decide on the container arrangement. It varies from year to year, as do the plant choices. Many pots hold treasures she has nurtured for years, while others become blank palettes, waiting for the season's new color scheme and combinations. "Containers give me a chance to try things that may not grow in the ground. And they're other places to add more flowers!" Lynn exclaims.