Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Intriguing idea (galvanized troughs)
i like it as a back yard vibe.
The idea of chairs or an outdoor dining table on gravel in the midst of what appears to be a meadow...
river of flowers. (yellow?)
grasses Red fescue.
thriller, filler, spiller
Gingko (shown), liquidambar and crape myrtle are a few trees that put on a show for would-be leaf peepers. Don't don't expect a Vermont-scale spectacle, and figure on your fall color arriving closer to Christmas, and you won't be disappointed. This is Southern California, after all.
light (tamed), and also the geometric shape of the pavers.