plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repeals mosquitos and it grows  tall  thick providing a lot of privacy

I hate mosquitos. Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio… it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall I hate mosquitos. Plant lemon grass in big pots for the…

Could do a path down the middle rather than round the edges

such a clever use of a small garden, elegant and modern. I'm inspired by this simple, clean symmetrical garden. I would love this design for our backyard.at least the area nearest the house!

Pond reflected in mirror-tricked my eyes!

Mirrors in the Garden… If this was a small yard, you could use a mirror to make this illusion of a long water feature

winding brick path through the garden

Garden Path Ideas: Brick Walkways

For side garden? Glorious Garden Paths : Create Motion Run bricks, pavers, or other materials in a wavy pattern to create interest and give your pathway a sense of movement as you walk through the landscape.

I like the idea of sand as the ground coverage for under a play structure/swing set rather than having a separate sand box

Love the idea of an outdoor climbing wall over a giant sandbox. - Build them an Outdoor Climbing Wall or another of these 8 DIY Outdoor Projects

california native garden in bloom

A gorgeous combination of golden poppies, red poppies, valley violet, and I don't know what those whites are -- use Santa Barbara daisies? You can put the California fuchsia in the back for better variety of flower type.

Sea Thrift, Blue Star Creeper groundcover among stepping stones between Sedge and Hydrangeas against retaining wall [Arm

Sea Thrift, Blue Star Creeper groundcover among stepping stones between Sedge and Hydrangeas against retaining wall [Arm

Liking the raised beds.  Would soften fence as well

raised beds inside fence - love the look of this! // back yard fence.especially if/when UofA build parking deck behind us

Cute idea for a built in reading seat

Garden bench and pillows with raised flower border with herbs Salvia officinalis, brick wall interplanting flowers and herbs

Love the layers/heights of planting

Nature's Way

uh well, not sure how to transform this for a SoCal climate.'Brimming with plants that attract bees and other beneficial critters, the insectary garden at Benziger vineyards is as well tended as the wine grapes.

Interesting idea for painting the concrete outside our bedroom

Painted patio with patio & concrete paint, blue tape and a homemade stencil! I think this would look good with a monochromatic color scheme, in the cream/light brown family.

Like the color in this one

This is a different view of the stunning drought tolerant walled garden; this one is beautifully planted with assorted chartreuse coloured euphorbia, dark blue lavender and midnight blue irises.

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