For this beach cottage the client was looking for a cottage garden to set off the unpretentious, causal charm of the home. With a large Jacaranda acting as the focal point, we brought in a myriad of colorful plants that surround the tree’s base and boarder the period-appropriate brick walkway leading to the front porch. A collection of plants in all colors, sizes and smells delight all who pass up the walk, no mater the time of year. This casual landscape helps to evoke the image of relaxed living at the waters edge, an escape from the daily stresses we all long for.