The landscape designers for this expansive property were among the first to use Southern Living's Sunshine Ligustrum. The brilliant yellow plant has a compact look and despite its delicate appearance is a hardy evergreen.
Just as you would coordinate colors in your house’s rooms, select tones to carry through your outdoor space. Here, Shades of Green tied together this inviting area with olive trees and drought-tolerant plants in green and gray tones.
Surrounding the stone court, formal masses of pachysandra, crimson barberry, azalea, and oak leaf hydrangea flow among sculpted boxwood hedges, sugar maples, and spruce offer a full range of color, texture, and seasonal interest to the home's landscape.
A serene swimming pool is positioned in the spacious, vibrant backyard of this dreamy home. Tiers of planted shrubs and flowers create levels in the landscaping and add gorgeous color against the light, neutral exterior walls.
The concern for this design was sustainability, so to landscape the exterior of the house, the designers used mostly reclaimed materials, like the stones that make up the gabion wall, and plants that wouldn't require much water, such as the cactus.
These homeowners' main concern is that the exterior of their home be very drought friendly, so they used a gabion wall, made of reclaimed materials, to add to the ambiance of their desert oasis. The plants featured in this design are drought resistant and can go for quite a time without a drop of water. Some of the plants include: cactus, agave and yucca.
This front entrance features a flowing stream that gives way to a 6 foot wide waterfall that plunges 5 feet to the lower terrace. Boulders frame the perimeter of the landscaping and create a mountainous feel. Rich plant life keeps the space bright and airy against the natural gray tones of the rock.
Thick, tropical plant life lines the walkway leading to this spacious backyard design. The swimming pool features raised tile columns and a large waterfall structure. Brown wicker chairs with blue cushions and striped lounge chairs provide comfortable seating options.
This gabion wall was installed in the back of the garden to help prevent erosion in the dry climate. The cacti and the yucca plants give the wall a pop of color, while the grey stones in the flower beds add an elegant touch to this desert landscape.
This dramatic front yard features a six-foot-wide waterfall that plunges five feet to the lower terrace. Surrounding this water feature, the landscape is adorned with lush perennial and annual gardens. Large stones create gorgeous shapes and textures against the trimmed grass.