This home is located in Ohio, but homeowners wanted their outdoor areas to look like they belonged in California. To answer that wish, landscape designers combined native Ohio plants, faux trees and tropical plants to create a gorgeous garden.
Large stones serve as restful art in this modern, zen backyard. A classic rock garden features rows of succulents, while subtle lighting accents the wood garden wall and water feature. A shaded seating area rests nearby.
A big birch tree shades this backyard in the afternoon. The yard slopes down significantly as it reaches lake's edge, so a rock garden with larger and then smaller boulders makes that transition feel more natural.