Summer By The Bay — Lower Double Borders

In the middle-distance as you look out at the ocean, the gigantic lower borders beckon. To stay in scale with the deep, horizon-wide water view, they are nearly two hundred feet wide & forty feet deep. Plants won’t show from the house if they aren’t at least three feet high & in colonies ten feet wide. The solution? A bed largely of colorfully-foliaged shrubs & pollarded trees, only lightly garnished with the largest of ornamental grasses, perennials, & annuals.