This simple garden was a chance discovery after grabbing lunch one day.
1 Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Harmony'
It features an extremely refined plant selection of golden grasses along with trees and shrubs that have peeling bark, and of there are course multiples of each. Along the public sidewalk there’s a row of Arctostaphylos, probably A. densiflora ‘Harmony’ – they are under-planted with Stipa tenuissima.
2 Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Harmony' foliage

The grass sways and the bark curls…
3 Arctostaphylos bark
The sculptural form of those branches, makes me week in the knees.4 Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Harmony' structure
The hell-strip (aka parking-strip) features an Acer griseum, one of the curliest specimens ever seen.5 Acer griseum
The driveway is lined with a row of Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’.6 Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' row
So simple, so perfect. The trouble is as a maniacal plant collector I’m not disciplined enough stick to a small plant palette like this. Oh that I could, it creates such a peaceful, calming garden.7 Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' close up