Plant living torches. Golden flower plumes of Miscanthus sinensis shimmer and sway over grassy leaves.
Add shadow casters. Small well lights positioned close to the dark walls create contrasting pools of warm light.
Light open flames. A firepit fueled by natural gas is the patio’s irresistible centerpiece.
Design: Kate Stickley and Natasha Libina, Arterra Landscape Architects, San Francisco (arterrallp.com)