A brick path and a pair of weathered benches create a forecourt to the garden beyond, abloom with color three seasons of the year.
Brick patio: Clean Cut Landscape, 508/221-8270. Benches (Henry Hall): through George & Francis Davison, 617/348-2870, trade only. Arbor (custom): Botticelli & Pohl Architects, 508/228-5455. Bird house: Salt Meadows Antiques, 508/228-0230.