Garden Gallery : Modular’s Mixed Materials

Sometimes a garden image just reaches out and grabs me….like this one.   I think it is the way the materials all play off each other to make the one next to it pop.  And the idea of a red deck — like a really red deck — not just a redwood water sealed deck — is looking to me like it might actually be a good idea.  Especially when sited with an airy hedge of verbena (I think).

mudular gardens red deck

What do you think? Do you like this sort of organized garden?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. laguna dirt on June 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

    although i think i prefer “loose” gardens, i find i’m attracted to those with a strong sense of structure. it seems especially important in smaller gardens. so, yes, love this!!

  2. Private on June 2, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I like the sense of structure, and so much more is possible these days with foliage. But the color of this deck is a miss for me – it’s unrelated to the camel tones or the slate tones, and yet it’s not pretty enough to be an accent color. Cherry red or Teal blue, perhaps, would be more confidently cheerful. I’m just not getting enough punch from the brownish red.

  3. rosekraft on June 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Gotta love that those Verbena bonariensis, planted as tightly as they are, refuse to be neat and contained!

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