A mixture of plants and hardscape elements in a side yard. drought-tolerant garden restricts high water need plants for use as dramatic accents, such as this yellow climbing rose. A trellis offers a hardscape element in the garden.
I'm going to pin this and put it on my "honey do" list. A pergola offers sun protection without blocking breezes, while its open sides frame the view and establish a sense of enclosure. This pergola was custom-made, but DIYers can build one from a kit.