Ox Eye daisies provide a soft texture and vibrant white flower against a garden with strong stone features. The use of native plants in the large planting beds help to create separation amongst the architectural features of the garden.
A painterly approach to landscaping really enhances both the man-made and natural landscape. The fieldstone wall echos the horizon line where water meets sky, tying the two spaces together in a unified composition. The garden palette repeats the colors of the backdrop, but with more intense hues.
Native plant material provides a buffer for the pool terrace from the adjacent entry drive. The lounge chairs and side tables are made from recycled milk jugs and are so durable they can be left out all year long.
A pathway leads from the back of this Mediterranean-style home in Rancho Santa Fe., Calif., through the green lawn edged with native plantings. Large windows along the rear of the home offer beautiful views of the lawn to the kitchen and dining nook.
A fieldstone wall continues from the exterior of this contemporary California home to the interior foyer, literally bringing the outside in. The 24-inch walls are built from stones gathered on the site, embracing the home's wine country setting and fulfilling the owners' desire for indoor-outdoor living.
A small grouping of barrel chairs and loveseat create a little spot to stop and enjoy the gardens. Lush lawns and mulch walkways weave throughout the cedar grove, creek and limestone ledges of this Dallas, Tex., property.
The lakeside setting of this Colorado garden provides a stunning backdrop for visitors to enjoy. The use of native plants throughout the garden creates a seamless integration to the landscape beyond the property.
This garden is practically overflowing with native plants and ornamental grasses. Thus, a smooth travertine walkway winds through the outdoor space and ensures that guests can admire the flora without disturbing it.
With boulders, native plants and trees all around, this patio feels truly secluded from the rest of the house. By keeping the stone wall and fire pit within a neutral palette, though, the landscape architects were able to establish visual connections between the two spaces.
Located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, this kitchen design takes inspiration from the Osa’s natural world. The kitchen cabinets are made of locally harvested, native species of wood. All appliances are energy-efficient, as to not waste energy in a house where all electricity is generated from solar panels on the roof.