I just got back from an overnight trip to Newport, Rhode Island. The city with the highest concentration of colonial homes in the nation. The streets here, often narrow, are lined with beautiful old colonial homes, and walking the streets of Newport is a pleasure for the eye. The homes don't have much space for a garden, but somehow they manage to squeeze in quite a punch of greenery on whatever small space the homeowners have.
The bright white trim and fence contrasts beautifully against that dreamy blue color. The flowering tree completes the look. I like the urn finials.
Do you see what I mean, whatever space they have is packed with plants and flowers.
I thought this house on a corner was beautiful with all its detail. Note the pineapple carve-out on the little green gate. The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality.
I peeked through the fence with my camera to take a picture of this well manicured little yard. A stone wall is lined with an espalier tree, in front of that, a meticulously trimmed low boxwood surrounding a rectangular gravel yard. Closest to the camera is a row of hydrangea and a modern bench for the homeowner to enjoy the garden from.