Come on in! Join Pinterest only takes like a second or so.

Concrete Planter | 7 DIY Concrete Projects You Can Make With One $5 Bag Of Concrete Mix

gomphrena - loves heat and tolerates drought. also attracts butterflies.

Jim's Favorite Flower Gomphrena Flower Seeds

Leopold Bench - Fire pit, backyard, trail bench. Simple and sturdy designed Aldo Leopold. Inexpensive bench for a quick build. Will not blow over. Lots of plans on the internet.

Venegasia carpesioides - California Native - Dry Shade

Image:Venegasia carpesioides 02.JPG - California Natives Wiki

A dry creek at the lowest garden area is highlighted with ferns and other shade plants.

Creating a Private Haven - Fine Gardening Article

dry creek bed, shade garden

Bugle (Ajuga reptans) A creeping, semi-evergreen perennial, bugle has glossy, rosette-shaped, dark green foliage, although there are varieties with crimson, purple, and bronze leaves. In early summer, short blue or white flower spikes provide an interesting contrast to the leaves. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and partial sun. H: 6 inches; S: 24 inches

18 Ideal Groundcover Plants for Dry Shade

fire pit

DC West Custom Gallery

Keep string lights up all year long so your backyard will always feel magical.

Outdoor Lighting : Patio Lighting, Solar Lights : Target

Planting under trees can be beautiful and varied. Hostas, goats beard, coral bells, ferns, forest grass, ladies mantel, solomons seal, bell flower, sweet woodruff, juniper, and hydrangea.

Raised Planter Beds - Nature Explore

Cut a small "x" into the Ping pong balls, and pop them over the bulbs

Fothergilla ~ A wonderful but underused shade-loving shrub, fothergilla offers blue-green foliage in spring and summer. Its leaves reveal warm shades of gold and orange in fall. And fothergilla has honey-scented springtime flowers to boot.