5 dramatic desert landscaping ideas
Elegantly tough materials complement the site's rugged beauty
Purple Mountain Majesty
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.