• Georgia Waterfront Steal, Custom Ceilings

    Even the screened porch has custom beadboard ceilings.   See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: The Perfect Native Lawn

    "People complain that we don't have seasons here," says Michael Thilgen of Four Dimensions Landscape Company. "I understand what they mean. We don't have the classic, dramatic cycle. Ours is…   Read the Article

  • Lawn Revolution: Contrasting Textures

    The grass clumps are Muhlenbergia Rigens, surrounded by wood mulch, next to a path made of decomposed granite, which complements the dormant grass in color.    See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: Meadow Soprano

    On the East Coast, there's the prairie movement; here in Northern California, a similar return to naturally occurring meadows would mean more environmental stability.    See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: Emerald Waves of Grain

    When Carex Pansa gets long enough, it lays down gently to create wave-like forms. Wildflowers such as Cistus Purpureus are a gentle yet spectacular complement.    See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: Two Kinds of Grass

    At left, Festuca Rubra, which stays green. At right, Nasella Pulchrum, which goes dormant in the summer.    See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: A Farewell to Uniformity

    The traditional lawn is, essentially, green pavement: It might make for a good croquet field, but when was the last time you played croquet?    See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: A Beautiful Compromise

    This lawn has the traditional Dwarf Tall Fescue lawn to the right — but only one patch of it. The rest is Iris Douglasiana (foreground) and Festuca Californica (rear), with stones and mulch for…   See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: Wildflowers in Bloom

    Salvia Clevelandii is a common flowering shrub that blooms all summer. (This isn't the kind Miley Cyrus smoked.)    See the Image

  • Lawn Revolution: Cat Not Included

    The grass here is Festuca idahoensis, with lavandula vera (not in bloom — it's a fuzzy purple stalk of a flower) and a gravel path.   See the Image