Wave of bamboo ripples across desert garden
“I had to step back and say, ‘What the heck is that?'” Sohn said, chuckling.
That was the Bamboo Wave, a key element of a plant-free garden by a guesthouse in Rancho Mirage.
In a region where the temperatures hit 120 in the shade, a garden that requires no water and no fried-plant replacement is practical, but practicality was merely a side benefit to the goal here: an unusual design to help the guesthouse entry look and feel different from other parts of a large property.