This large back yard was a blank slate except for a beautiful mature Coast Live Oak. The design incorporated several outdoor dining and living areas, a large swale and a meandering path through native plants. This garden was featured in the 2017 Theadore Payne Native Garden Tour.
Below is a progress gallery of the garden the Spring after is was planted. The landscaping was finished in December, these pictures where taken the following April. We tossed California Poppy, Tidy Tips, Lupine and Baby Blue Eyes seeds over the decomposed granite and amongst the perennial natives and Cacti we planted and received a riotous Spring bloom that repeated the following Spring with very minimal intervention.