Native gardens have a wild feel to them. Not only because they support the local wildlife but the colors and shapes are often less structured. This birdbath gives both a focal point and structure to this native garden.
These bright pink Clarkia massed below native coast live oaks create a riot of color in the spring.
Although most of these drought tolerant bloomers are not California natives they are a good example of repetition and variation that although still loose and wild gives this border a sense of design and structure.
The stone terraced walls and central fountain give structure to an otherwise unruly masses of plants.
Here a mixed stone and rough wood bench establishes the entrance to this hillside home.