The natural rock texture of the boulder steps and planter retaining boulders brings a great, rough texture to this backyard. The stones transition the space from the lawn and melt into the concrete walkway. Small mulched sections create a space for gardening to add natural decoration.
A 2-ton granite boulder, old driftwood tree and mosaic of beach stone are signature details in the entry courtyard of a contemporary Mediterranean residence. Landscape designer C. Stuart Moore also selected ferns, sedges and moss for the award-winning space.
Ferns are lovely in the fall, says Jan Johnsen, owner of New York-based Johnsen Landscapes & Pools and author of "Heaven is a Garden." When ferns turn to burnished gold or light yellow, it looks like a filigree of leaves in a soft, quiet fall scene.
Surrounded by freshwater and marsh on all sides, this industrial home in Northumberland County, Va., becomes a secluded retreat from the city. Large boulders layer the landscape and protect the home from potential wakes.
This is the first model in designer, builder and owner Greg Parham's new company, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses. His goal was to create an affordable tiny home, and this one sleeps two people in the gabled loft.
Nature is one of the purest forms of beauty that exists. Capturing that beauty in a controlled environment requires a keen understanding of current and future conditions. The garden's design includes a manmade stream surrounded by boulders that blends in perfectly with its surroundings.
After a fire burned the home to the ground, a Minnesota family rebuilt their home and worked with Southview Design to redo the landscaping. The new patio has Belgard Urbana pavers in various patterns, including an area cut out for plants. The natural stone boulders around the fire pit are made of Fond du Lac limestone.