Flowers decorate the side of the pool
Sunset Books, Catriona Tudor Erler

Take a Dip

Thoughtful placement of a lap pool enlarges a space, especially when it’s coupled with a raised planter running alongside.

Between workouts, this lap pool doubles as a reflecting pond, mirroring the ribbon of tiles and chorus line of colorful plants above its glassy surface. The dwarf lotus in the pot in the foreground is one of several specimen plants.

For more gardening inspiration, purchase Big Ideas for Small Gardens .

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