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An Arcadian backyard oasis starts with a lush lagoon.

A black concrete basin makes pool water look steely blue-grey.

A gracious seaside retreat.

A small plot of grass is just enough greenery.

Horizontal planks lead ones gaze around the yard's periphery.

This was inspired by the cottage gardens of Europe.

Purple and red blooms pop nicely against the greenery.

Purple plantings lead the way to a feature fountain.

Match roofing material to the main house.

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