A bridge for seasonal runoff
Mix gravel with rocks of varying sizes to add interest in large areas. In the landscaping pictured here, this technique also
solved a drainage problem.
The gravel path, edged on the right with 'Libelle' hydrangea and a bank of maidenhair ferns, straddles a cluster of large, flat stones that creates a bridge over a seasonal runoff channel.
Water runs through a pipe hidden beneath the channel's river rocks to a catchment pond at the far end.