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.
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.
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.
This residence sits on the Nipomo Mesa high above farm fields overlooking the dunes and Pacific Ocean. Homeowners wanted a “Japanese Garden,” and a deck off the back of the remodeled residence. The landscape architect incorporated a major element of these gardens and also the “borrowed landscape.”
This gorgeous garden gets less structured and more native the farther you get away from the home. Large square planters contain succulents and flowers in an orderly manner, while native plants and ornamental grasses take over as the land extends in the distance. A wood deck provides a perfect vantage point to enjoy the Japanese-style garden.
The terraced garden adjacent to the pool lounge area not only provides beautiful silvery-gray soft textures, but by using wonderfully fragrant native species like Lavender and Artemisia, wonderful smells are sure to abound.
With what's called a "butterfly" roof, this midcentury modern home is a vision of indoor/outdoor living. Here, the expansive porch boasts built-in benches, dining table and chairs, and a gorgeous collection of native flowers, plants, trees and succulents.
A stone walkway leads to the pool and hot tub, pool house, outdoor kitchen and dining areas. The landscape designer created an abundance of planting beds and used mostly native plants and some specialty perennials and annuals.
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.