Editor's pick / special mention
A shimmery stream sweeps across this front yard in Santa Barbara, CA, carrying a mysterious glimmer between its header-board edges. That sparkle is from tumbled glass mulch, custom-made from recycled Chardonnay bottles, which conceals an LED light cable buried beneath. Decomposed granite underscores the bright glass front, while Echeveria elegans blooms in back.
Design: Charles McClure, CM + LA and Associates, Santa Barbara (cmlasb.com or 805/696-6864).