I LOVE this patio. The side garden used to be a grassy slope, worn ragged by a Slip’N Slide and dog play. Designer Phil Wood used stone for paving, walls and seating to define an outdoor room for entertaining and gathering.
Best sun tolerant plants: Silver falls dichondra shimmers and cascades. This trailing plant is a silvery blue-green. It’s hard to believe that something so enchanting could be heat- and drought-tolerant.