Green Valley, Sonoma County, CA
This constructed rock outcropping crossed two existing paths and was placed so that it looks as if the paths were added around the existing rocks. The stones anchor the plantings and mimic a place of geological time. Next lavenders, ornamental grasses and Mediterranean ornamentals were planted to fill the space around the rocks.
(The photograph of the Lavender Gardens on the page Landscape and Garden Design by Robert Kourik is part of this outcropping of stones.)