Just went on the garden tour put on by georgiaperennial.org - the gardens were amazing!
This is my husband Tao - doesn't he add nicely to the landscape? This place had 300 different species of Japanese Maple. I didn't know they made that many! The garden was situated on 3 acres full of meandering stone paths, hostas, hydrangeas, and concrete balls. More on those later.
This garden above was tiny - no larger than the backyard you would find in a patio home, but it was choc full of topiary. No space was wasted!
Of course, I have to get a kitty picture...
Balls were an element that were found in many of the gardens - they must be en vogue. Another garden had concrete balls. Big concrete balls. This could be psychoanalyzed, but I'll leave that to the experts.
The goat was a suburban resident. They also had chickens and a vegi garden.