Congrats to our winner, Ms. Linda Rogers!! We love how perfect your yard looks.

This winning yard uses outdoor lighting to put the spotlight on its star features: a southern colonial home with a sprawling oak tree. With such an attractive home and tree to lend personality to the property, the purpose of the yard should be to illuminate these characteristics, not detract from them.

The subtle curves of the lawn draw attention to the tree as if the plants are stepping back to sing their praises to it. With leafy plants such as the coleus, the garden adds color and texture that accentuates the southern colonial atmosphere. The addition of a patio-dining set inspires visions of tea parties on plantation lawns, while the heron statue suggests a blend of nature with the southern culture.