Landscape designer Andrea Cochran uses drought-tolerant plants from around the world in her work. In this Geyserville, California yard, she chose a low-watering Australian herb, Lomandra, to frame the Cor-Ten steel staircase.
Secret Garden: The front door of this oceanfront Los Angeles house opens to a surprising open-air courtyard. Designer Chris Barrett clustered plants in antique pots on a concrete table from Inner Gardens.
Simple contrasts spark garden interest: Scott Shrader edged a seventeenth-century stone water trough. with elegant, sheared boxwoods and ‘Blue Glow’ agaves. the trough features a bronze spigot from La Maison Francaise Antiques, Inc that’s a replic