Textural Elements in the Garden

by Thomas Park, President of Xerophytic Design, Inc.

If designing an outdoor space intimidates you, it helps to think of the fundamental design element of Texture in the same way you might think of using fabrics and patterns in the interior of your home. Below are just a few of my favorite desert textures to mix and match, taken from projects that I've worked on or (where indicated) admired.

Design: The Ketchum Residence, client of Xerophytic Design

Design: Kevin S. Berry

All garden designs and photos are copyrighted by Thomas Park,Xerophytic Design, Inc. unless otherwise indicated