• Better Homes and Garden, August 2014 issue features Patricia St. John's landscape for a wonderful outdoor oasis.

  • This redwood deck offers privacy as well as comfort and style complete with built-in planters with edibles and succulents.

  • A moment to catch your breath in your own backyard - this landscape design offers many areas to retreat and relax.

  • Succulents offer a low maintenance garden for a busy family while providing wonderful colors and varying textures.

  • Redwood planters are perfect whether you're into square-foot gardening, victory gardens, or a place to feature your favorite garden colors.

  • A variety of garden textures that range from plants to installation materials add intrigue and encourage the garden to be enjoyed and relaxed in

  • This is a garden designed complete with areas for the kids as well as for the whole family

  • The deck and outdoor living areas are perfect for lazy weekends or hosting your next house party.

San Francisco

This San Francisco home is surrounded by other tall homes and apartments. The owners wanted a backyard that would be fun for the family and which would provide privacy. This garden project used a variety of textures, a crisscross path encouraging exploration, and a redwood deck with serves as an extension to the home as an outdoor living area. Additionally there are built-in platers for a home garden. The result is a complete backyard oasis that takes the owners into their own private garden away from the busy city life.