Love this - would be cool for entrance to trails in backyard. Someday.
rock garden - would be great if any of your connections could procure FREE rocks. A pile of them surrounded by some ground cover and maybe grasses or shrubs would break up the vast expanses of lawn and be a germ to infect the rest of the boring parts with more interesting plant matter
Early morning tranquillity
Garden House. House Beautiful. Garden. Pea Gravel.
Garden leading to the tearoom - in Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan (by pirka-makiri via flickr)