This stone bench has been constructed by simply placing a stone slap atop two boulders to create garden seating with rustic appeal. The neatly manicured garden features classic foliage plants and ornamental grass accented by red bark mulch.
An arched stone gate with a weathered doorway leads to the heavily landscaped courtyard of this Spanish-style home in Austin. A stone fountain provides a focal point and the serene sound of trickling water. Light stone finishes contrast with dark woods throughout the home.
This outdoor garden at the Weingart Center in Los Angeles features a pebble concrete walkway leading to a three-tier garden fountain. Raised beds line either side of the walkway and provide a spot for greenery and trees with vibrant purple leaves.
Restrained plantings take their cue from the stunning natural setting. Sweeps of native grasses and succulents dot the garden; olive trees provide structure and shade. Dramatic succulents in pots contrast with the simple background, providing sculptural interest.
Small, special design elements make a house into a home. This rustic stone sink near a garden is built in an asymmetrical manner, making it look like an element from a centuries-old structure. The round window is unique and cheery.
The rawness of this stone sculpture contrasts with flowering plants, such as hydrangeas, in the Georgia garden of Lyman and Becky Smith. After Lyman Smith, a Georgia Tech graduate, retired from the telecommunications industry, he devoted time to creating his garden, with sections inspired by Japanese gardens, conifers from the Pacific Northwest and traditional Southern plants.