Gorgeous Gardens: Flower Fields by the Water

This backyard in Rye, N.Y. is downright dreamy, with views of the Long Island Sound punctuated by fields of flowers. The landscape designers purposefully chose whispy, purple and pink perennials to complement the setting's soft colors and feel. They then completed the space with a sitting area and fire pit.

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Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Photo By: Neil A Landino

Waterfront Lawn at Sunset

All days should begin and end here. Wander out through feathery flowers, grab an Adirondack chair and take in that view.
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Sunset View and Fire Pit

Watch the sun slowly sink into the Long Island Sound in an armchair next to the fire pit.
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Stone Round Patio With Water View

A circular stone patio overlooks Long Island Sound and is surrounded by lush fields of green. A large fire pit wards off the chill.
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Waterfront Sitting Area and Boats

Tucked amongst perennials, this small sitting area feels like a natural extension of this property's rambling garden. Boats and the water are a stone's throw away.
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Field of Flowers and Water View

Rolling fields covered in flowers lead down to the Long Island Sound
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Overview of Perennial Garden

An alluring collection of perennials leads the eye from this waterfront home down to the Long Island Sound.
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Water View Over Perennial Garden

Wander down to water's edge through banks of perennials that match the setting's soft colors and feel.
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Perennial Fields

The view down to the water is made even more magical with large groupings of perennials covering the rolling hillside.
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Purple Perennials

Banks of perennials alternate with grassy lawn for a multi-dimensional look in this beautiful garden.
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Ocean View and Perennial Garden

Vistas of boats and the Long Island Sound are set off by misty banks of perennials in pink, lavender, green and white.
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Gray Waterfront Home, Before

The land around this waterfront home is sparse and largely barren.
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Shore View of Home and Yard

Situated on the Long Island Sound, this home's yard feels like a natural extension of the landscape. Marsh grasses and the rocky shore transition easily to a wide green lawn with stone retaining walls.
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Backyard With Stone Wall and Stairs

Landscape designers made use of this home's large expanse of land with different levels that include lawns, patios and gardens. Here, stone steps lead up from the outdoor shower and storage unit to a patio sitting area.
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Kayak Storage and Outdoor Shower

Kayaks are stashed in a storage unit beneath the lawn, easily accessed via barn-style double doors. Next to the doors, an outdoor shower is ready to rinse away salt and sand.
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Outdoor Shower and Stone Wall

After a dip in the Long Island Sound, rinse off here in an outdoor shower as pretty as its setting.
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