Photo by Jennifer Cheung , story by Kathleen N. Brenzel
Great garden borders: Cool spot in the sun
“I use ribbons of color—a sort of running stitch—to unify the border,” says designer Gabriela Yariv in her Santa Monica garden. Pink Echeveria‘Afterglow’ dots the carpet of gray-blueDymondia margaretae, repeating the hues of the larger plants.
Golden bamboo (Phyllo stachys aurea) creates a soft green backdrop that doesn’t compete with the sculptural plants in this sunny Santa Monica border.