Alstroemeria ?Sweet Laura?When Deacon, best known as one of Canada?s premier furniture designers, began to build this two-acre garden in 2000, he set it on two main axes, along which are threaded a series of garden rooms. The primary axis runs the entire length of the garden and serves as the organizing spine, accenting shifts in levels and formality as it moves away from the house. The secondary axis runs through the Kitchen Garden, Colour Wheel Garden and Shade Garden, ending in the Black Garden.

Alstroemeria ?Sweet Laura? and foxtail lilies (Eremerus stenophyllus) (next slide) segue prettily between orange and yellow.