The entire lot was fenced in with a beautiful redwood fence with English lattice top to add architectural interest. The hillside plantings are a combination of California natives and drought-tolerant plants to encourage birds and butterflies into the garden as well as control hillside erosion. A wooden staircase, inlaid with natural stone and pebbles, with metal and wood railing connects the lower level to the upper level.
Photo by: Magda Lane
View from the existing residence of the new upper level entertaining area completed. New shrubs will grow together to form a hedge and will provide additional privacy and screening from the adjacent property. The new redwood fence provides a beautiful architectural element. There is a small bridge that transitions to a natural stone landing to welcome the visitor into the space.
This garden provides part of the frame for the steps leading up to the private entertaining area. The garden was installed three years ago and has grown in so beautifully to provide color and texture throughout the year.
This staircase rises 40 feet to the entertaining area above. California Native Ceanothus and bunch grasses provide texture, color and interest. There is a concrete fabric used to help control erosion and provide slope stabilization.
Designer dog run created for small dogs with two different surfaces to accommodate their needs:
plants for texture and fragrance;
rocks for marking territory;
hardy groundcover to be drought-tolerant and withstand urination and defecation,
a tree to provide shade and screening from the adjacent residence
There is no irrigation for this garden. It is watered by hand once per week, even during the hottest months. It is a combination of sharp and soft edges. The grasses will flower in the late fall with large pink plumes rising above the body of the plants. This is at one of the entrances to the new garden.