This project had a steep slope in the backyard. A retaining wall
was built to expand the backyard. The rest of the slope was
planted with drought tolerant plants with a water feature
coming down the middle to serve as a focal point.
The water then cascaded over the retaining wall (see photo
in the top 10 post labeled "Water Feature on a Retaining Wall")
into a small pond.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Encinitas