I'm still a little achy from helping to place all these stones, but so pleased with how it turned out. A simple, soothing yard, with graceful grasses and softly-colored shrubs.
Soon the space will turn into a low-maintenance meadow. And a bit further in the future, the shrubs will have enough height to provide privacy, with their light-colored foliage keeping the space from feeling tight or hemmed in.
Amy John Headley is a landscape designer based in San Francisco.