Wild desert backyard
Get ideas for your own mini wilderness from this tucked-away patio in Arizona
Bold furnishings and dense plantings can help you create a getaway in your own backyard, even where gardening can be a challenge.
Click ahead to see how this Arizona garden does it.
The chairs' square shapes and large scale contrast with the garden's fine foliage. So do the tile-covered firepit and its oversize lava rocks, which serve as log equivalents.
Placing the conversation area as far from the house as possible makes it feel worlds away from everyday concerns.
The vegetation on either side of the path furthers the effect and partially hides the patio from view.
Individual concrete pads create the illusion that they're hovering lightly above the desert floor. Their exposed aggregate finish blends in with the native soil's stony texture.