Little patch of paradise makeover: After
Landscape designer Brooke Dietrich added a fence and then—inspired by the king palm —went for size and color in her plantings.
Building this garden around an existing king palm called for vibrant flowers, cool foliage, and strong shapes. Dietrich chose
to paint her fence a plant-framing black. To cut costs, she kept her hardscaping to a minimum, adding only a new front walk
made of budget-friendly concrete. Then she planted shrubs and perennials, placing colorful blooms outside the fence and quieter
green plants inside the fence. The effect is breathtaking, especially in winter and spring, when almost the whole yard is
in full bloom.
More: See the complete makeover