This sloping hillside property was designed for maximum self-sufficiency. The owners required a low-maintenance design that would resist deer, drought, and occasional neglect. Rugged alpine groundcovers, bunch grasses, and scattered granite boulders create a backdrop for flowering perennials and their attendant bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Crushed gravel walkways, locally sourced stacked basalt walls + stairs, LED landscape lighting, flagstone, and a modern concrete entry-way fill out the project.