5 dramatic desert landscaping ideas

Elegantly tough materials complement the site's rugged beauty

In the Amphitheater
Steven Gunther

In the Amphitheater

The wall colors encircling the garden's amphitheater also were inspired by the site. Architect John Douglas walked the wash, selected stones in various colors, then had a paint store scan them to duplicate the shades. Landscape architect Steve Martino used rugged rebar and concrete in the firepit. 

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