This garden around a ranch-style house t was mostly concrete, located on a steep, sloping, narrow lot. It was completely changed by the owners; first, they mapped out pathways and flow with emphasis on focal points seen from the house and other viewpoints on the property. They used a simple palette of materials, including basalt for the retaining walls, pea gravel for the paths, and galvanized corrugated metal for the fence. A galvanized steel stock tank has been recycled to become a circular pond. The stock tank is filled with water flowers such as lotus and water lilies in the summer months. One third of the garden is dedicated to food production. A collection of different sized containers is united visually because all are brown, planted with succulents including aloes and agave. The cluster of gradating heights provides a focal point at the entryway.