This is a garden in Florida. The pool is not large or unusually designed, but the planting and pots surrounding it change everything. Oversized, with great variety in color and texture, the added vegetation surrounding the pool adds to its lush, tropical feel and makes it seem more like a small hidden pond or oasis.
Recently I was in China and arrived at one of my favorite cities, Hangzhou, just as spring blossomed. The city is situated at one end of West Lake. West Lake is large with many miles of walkways and paths surrounding it that are beautifully planted and maintained.