Here's another of Takoma's lawnless frontyards, one of my favorites. The berm is brimming with rock garden plants of all sorts and even a petunia-filled treasure chest. The owner/gardener, a local artist and art teacher, has an infectious sense of fun.
And speaking of fun, I promised you this shot of the beloved cow sculpture in the garden of local landscape designer Margaret Atwell. You can't tell from the photo, but it's nearly life-size and adds the right touch to the pastoral feeling of her backyard.