b'feature gardenAzores jasmine (Jasminum azoricum)ReseneSouthern Cross Get the look with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Mother Earth.ReseneMother EarthGet the look with Resene Lumbersider tinted to ReseneRock Spray.ReseneRock Spray Get the look with Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour tinted to ReseneSheer Black. On the end wall of this courtyard is a small concrete shelf still waitingResenefor the right inhabitant to come along but in the meantime its aSheer Black space for changing artworks. A panel of smooth concrete behind the shelf differentiates it from the textured surface of the rest of the wall.Sculpture (above):Humphrey IkinThis gentle manipulation of the material continues throughout the garden with different concrete surfaces varying from smoothly honedMosaic panel artworkto strongly textured finishes.Wearenotobsessedwithwaterblastingconcrete,keepingit immaculate, says Pete. We like the way it weathers and stains. IfReseneyou leave it to weather it takes on a patina that makes it feel moreKaitoke Green alive.Water is another element they both consider vital in a garden. Theturn the page for kitchen at the rear of the house overlooks an elegant rectangular pond planted with more reeds (the native species Baumea articulata)alternative looks to and water lilies. We have the sea on one side of the house so it was about taking water through to the afternoon garden where wethe sunken garden areamainly sit. Its nice to have that connection. Its very hot in the back garden in summer so we like having that cooling element, Pete explains. excerptedfrom the book Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand wordsCarol Bucknell (modified for this article)picturesSally Tagg ReseneVibe 73'