A working sundial in Sandy and Rex Bradfield's garden during an afternoon rain.
Chocolate mint in Sandy and Rex Bradfield's garden.
Mammoth elephant ears in the Bradfields' garden in Urbana. The leaves get as big as 5 feet tall and 4.5 feet across. The elephant ears are overwintered as bulbs.
Raindrops on a plant after an afternoon shower.
Beautiful red begonias in the Bradfields' garden. The Bradfields dig up their tropical plants each year and overwinter them at Country Arbors.
Datura (Brugmansia) bloom in Sandy Bradfield's tropical garden in Urbana.
A pale blue double clematis climbs a gate between areas in the Bradfields' garden.
The patios and bird feeding area are made of concrete that has been stamped to look like brick. The bird feeding area is designed to attract many kinds of birds. The feeder lifts out, making the area a great place to host parties. The wall is built at a comfortable height for sitting.
The Bradfields put bird feeders on a patio to make cleanup easy and prevent dead grass below them. Umbrellas keep water off the bird feeders. Sandy trains horses, so horse statues are throughout the garden.
Crane statues in front of a wreath of succulents. Sandy Bradfield said the wreath was a crowd pleaser when the couple's garden was part of the 2010 Garden Walk.