Barbara and Dan Eggenschwiler live behind what used to be Murray's Restaurant on Palomar Cove Lane. Bobby Murray built a fence along his property that the Eggenschwilers landscaped to their liking.
They started with three arborvitae, and the garden blossomed from there. They added a small bistro table with lanterns and artwork for enjoying wine in the garden, and there are several brightly colored ceramic pots to add interest and a sort of whimsy to the yard.
Their gardening tips:
1. Make it your own. We chose unusual plants that you don't really see everywhere, such as Saint Johnswort (mystical series), blue aster and an assortment of tropicals.
2. Add artwork. A garden doesn't have to be limited to plants.
3. Create a relaxing area to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening as the sun is setting.
4. Plants should be suitable for the area where they are planted. For example, if the plant is in the sun, make sure it's heat-tolerant.
5. Color is important, but so are plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, such as the goldfish plant and bonfire begonias we have in baskets in the area.