This colorful garden scene is to be enjoyed over 3 seasons of cheerful pleasure. It reveals the beauty of Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple) whose deep purple spring foliage turns fiery orange-red in the fall. It is paired with the highly popular Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree, Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan', which puts on a great show in spring with its double, deep cyclamen pink blooms, but also in the fall when its leaves color in a range of vibrant hues from orange to red before dropping for the winter dormancy period. They are underplanted by the attractive dense tufts of arching, evergreen leaves of Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo Grass) and the silvery foliage of Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender Cotton).

This remarkable oasis, set in Wentworth Falls, Australia, is Arthur Lathouris's own garden, an award-winning landscape designer of 25 years of experience.