A Welcoming Front Yard

  • A mid-century style arbor defines the entry walk

  • An intimate patio nestled among pollinator-friendly plants

  • California fuchsia complements large boulders

  • deer grass, muhlenbergia rigens, softens the boulders

    Deer grass among the boulders

  • A dry creek allows roof run-off to sink into the landscape

  • redbud and deer grass frame the dry creek

    Native CA plants frame the dry creek

A Front Yard Evolution

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    Deer Grass, Cleveland Sage, and CA Buckwheat make a lovely, dry garden

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Another Front Yard Evolution

  • kill your lawn and replace with pollinator plant

    Colorful native CA and Mediterranean plants to replace a lawn

  • drought tolerant native ca plants replace a lawn

    A drought tolerant garden full of life

  • drought tolerant and beautiful poppies

    Poppies glow in the morning sun

  • native CA plants bloom in fall

    Fall in the garden with buckwheat and CA fuchsia

  • eve's garden design created this front yard evolution plan

    A Front Yard Evolution Plan

A Back Yard for Pollinators

  • Drought tolerant plants line decomposed granite pathways

    Drought tolerant plants line decomposed granite pathways

  • pollinator plants

    Nectar for bees and butterflies!

  • pollinators need water

    A bird bath for thirsty birds and butterflies

  • My client selected this beautiful cobalt blue pot to complement the purple Cleveland sage

  • planter boxes with herbs

    Herb filled planter boxes replace railings on the deck edge

San Francisco Container Garden

  • planter pots

    Large ceramic pots overflow with plants that complement the house color

  • low maintenance container gardening

    Planter pots and flagstone paving create a low maintenance, high impact garden

  • a garden filled with texture and color

    Texture, color, and terracotta!

  • Before the transformation

A Front Yard Rich in Native Plants

  • A naturalistic front yard filled with native CA and Mediterranean plants

  • Hand built rock walls line the paths

  • native no-mow lawn, boulders, and stone walls

    Boulder nestle among drifts of native bent grass lawn

  • sedum with natural boulders

    The earthy tones of sedum complement huge boulders in the garden

  • custom gate with craftsman detailing

    A custom steel gate with light posts accent the garden

  • craftsman detailing on light post

    Custom lighting featuring craftsman style detailing with a gingko leaf pattern

An Elegant Back Yard to Fit an Historic Home

  • formal back yard

    A fitting back yard for an elegant historic home

  • lap pool with spa in Hillsborough, ca

    A lap pool and spa for family relaxation and entertainment

  • redwood pergola over dining area

    A redwood pergola elegantly shades the outdoor dining area

  • Iron gate with redwood pergola

    A pergola constructed with salvaged old-growth redwood and hand-wrought iron

  • bluestone paving and lawn in a small courtyard

    A small courtyard with bluestone paving

  • custom redwood pergola

    Pergola detail with custom lighting