The client requested a clean, modern design that used non-traditional plantings. The courtyard is visible from the living and dining areas, so creating year round appeal was a priority. Unique evergreens like Manzanita, Variegated Yucca and evergreen groundcovers like sedum and phlox will provide 365 days of green. Flower bloom times were considered as well, so the various plants will bloom in concert from April through Frost. A small fountain was installed to provide white noise and interest.