For the front yard? This was dug below grade, simulating the way water carves rocky terrain. I like the way plants grow in and along the bed, too. The designer is Bill Schnetz of Schnetz Landscape in Escondido.
DIY Dry Creek Bed Ideas for your landscape. Beautiful ways to add a creek to your yard or landscape without adding water. - curved, edged with larger rocks on the sides, small boulders and plants along the edges (without pots I think)