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The large avocado tree is full of fresh avocados that will soon be ready to be picked.
Sarasota Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 6 years ago

Sarasota garden captures zen feeling

by: Rachel S. OHara Staff Photographer

This home on Bay Shore Road features landscaping with natural, zen-like touches and architectural nuances. In the front yard, there are two standout trees: a silk floss tree and a gumbo-limbo tree surrounded by white crinum lilies.

Grant’s Gardens was brought in to re-landscape the grounds in 2009. The grounds include bamboo, horsetail, caladiums, mandevillas and plenty of lush, green grass. The backyard almost resembles a fresh produce store with fresh herbs and multiple mango, avocado, banana, lime and orange trees.

The owners of the home also have a quaint guesthouse near the pool as well as three gazebos, one of which has a three-tiered linear fireplace. The owners wanted to feel as though they were on vacation whenever they entered their backyard, and they liked the idea of having a peaceful place to relax and revive.

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