While the liberal use of native cobble rock collected from the site during home construction, and native and native cultivars such as Aspen, Snowberry and Chokecherry help marry this garden to it's High Desert surroundings, it's the touches of 'home' that marry this garden to the homeowners' hearts. A sculptural focal point of this outdoor living space is the garden swing - a family heirloom - that hangs from locally crafted steel supports. A garden of daylilies, dug up and transported from the owners' previous garden, sprawl over a locally sourced stone path. Climbing boulders, placed in an arching curve, evoke the Great Salt Lake's Spiral Jetty, and was a special request from their grandson. The entire family gathers around the gas firepit, sited to take advantage of stunning lake and mountain views.
A Blue Grama grass 'lawn' utilizes significantly less water than Kentucky Blue Grass. Plants in silver, buff, and pale green were specifically selected to blend with the surrounding native landscape. Any areas that were not specifically landscaped, and were disturbed during home construction, were seeded back to a native grass blend.