I admire Sandy's mindset--she has a 'laissez-faire' approach to gardening. If an unexpected plant shows up where it isn't necessarily wanted, Sandy embraces and nurtures that. This relaxed attitude gives her gardens the warm and inviting charm of a cottage-style look. There are interesting elements all over her gardens -- vines tumbling from a trellis and growing happily onto a bush, a relaxing water fountain, bird baths, bird houses, hummingbirds zooming around from flower to flower, wonderful fragrances, wind chimes gently singing in the breeze, and every color of the rainbow popping up here and there. A dedicated daylily bed grows in Sandy's yard, but she also has a love for just about anything green - perennial or annual.
Cars driving by that slow down to appreciate the flower gardens in her front yard, and neighbors stopping to take a closer look have become a commonplace occurrence. Just don't let that sly roaming gnome (pictured below) out of your sight.