Home & Garden: Eastern Influence

 

Home & Garden: Eastern Influence

 

Date: November 9, 2011
by: Loren Mayo | Community Editor

 
 

 

If you were like Dean and Patty Miller and spent 15 years immersing yourself in Asian culture, you also would want to bring some of it home to Florida when you returned.

Bold Buddha sculptures, thought to be created during 1300 to 1540, offer an oriental feeling on the first floor of the home. The theme is carried throughout the house and outdoors, where green, black and yellow bamboo surrounds a tranquil plot of paradise.

Grant’s Gardens did a total re-landscaping of the property about five to six years ago. A butterfly garden near the citrus trees is currently in transition.

“We wanted to sit outside during the rain,” says Betty Miller of the pavilion by the pool. “Any time of the year, we can sit under the pavilion, and it’s just gorgeous.”

 

 

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