[P] The Pappas Garden

1903 Meadowview Circle, Blacksburg

A perky bicycle planter, stone fountain, and generous pergola in front only hint at the water wonderland waiting through the back gate. From the highest point, water cascades over mossy rock ledges, carefully designed and constructed during eight years into a series of ponds and small watercourses, linked by wooden walkways. Shade from a green mountain ash and conifers, full sun, and dappled light interplay, to the delight of dragonflies, birds, insects, and frogs. Pine-needle paths invite wandering from the two-tiered deck. A palette of multiple greens with blue-purple accents soothes overall, spiked with playful inserts of annuals and garden art. To one side, a clever lavender garden house screens veggies thriving below it. Love, labor, and patience have created this serene delight for eye, ear, and spirit.

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