This gorgeous front entrance features a rock lined waterfall splashing down on a bed of rocks. Bright perennial and annual gardens surround the water feature for a lush, mountainous look. Stone columns frame the covered entrance hall leading to the front door.
This custom Gunite waterfall is highlighted with bridge rock and a boulder staircase. Natural jagged boulders mixed with a smooth stone walkway create a pleasing textural contrast. Mixed greenery and built-in lights highlight and color the beautiful landscaping.
By pairing Colorado moss rock boulders with South African aloe plants, landscape architect Lisa Gimmy essentially created an all-natural, 3D sculpture. Lush green grass highlights the design on all sides.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
To further complement the wooded lot, the landscape architects layered this outdoor space with large boulders and shrubs. Meanwhile, a paved patio wraps around the pool and creates a clear path to the open sitting room.
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.
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.
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.
In this spacious front garden, hedgerows serve as a boundary between houses, offering privacy and a clean border. Individual accent boulders dot the yard and create a visual contrast against the flat landscape.
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.