For a seaside heather garden in Mendocino County, Michelle Derviss Landscape Design created a tapestry of color for the owners to look upon as they gazed west toward the Pacific Ocean. Paths weaving through the drifts of heather down to the ocean lead to a gazebo that sits out over a point.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean beyond the pine trees, a pair of bronze sea lions looks out toward the surf. They are surrounded by undulating waves of blue festuca grass.
This landscape design celebrates a Mediterranean climate, with olive trees, lavender, and roses framing a rustic terra-cotta fountain. Classic crushed stone paths crunch lightly underfoot as the fragrant scent of roses and lavender fills the air.
This brilliantly-colored garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean is populated with drought-adaptive plants from South Africa, Australia and California.
Set in Napa Valley, this terraced swimming pool offers a bit of refreshment on a warm summer afternoon. Rosa 'About Face' adds fragrance and color behind the terrace, while pots of Pennisetum Rubra, Glechoma and Lismachia line the coping of the pool.
This all-season outdoor entertainment room overlooks the Squaw Valley Ski resort in Lake Tahoe. The sturdy hand-forged metal arbor provides privacy from the neighbors while acting as a buffer from strong winds and blowing snow. The scene on the screen, which is crafted from copper and forged iron, is of the adjacent Sierra Mountains. A wrought iron sculpture also enhances the fire ring. Native granite stone was used to create the bench, patio and hand-carved water basin at the edge of the patio.
A coreten metal arc acts as a foil for a modern sculpture garden.