In a previous post I wondered if white gravel can be part of an attractive landscape. This neighborhood project seems to say that yes, it can. The gravel is used as an accent rather than as the major ground covering component.
This is a "white garden"--that is to say, a green and white garden. Green makes white all the whiter. White flowered Duranta, white ground cover roses, white 'Iceberg' shrub roses, two white-flowered Lagerstroemias, (probably 'Natchez'), and Hydrangea macrophylla 'Variegata'.
And a bit of Dymondia ground cover. Look carefully and you might see the brown drip system tubing.
Questionable placement of the Hydrangeas, within a few inches of the house. I've grown this particular hydrangea and it can get six feet wide very quickly. This is also west-facing; the hot afternoon sun is going to toast the hydrangeas, which do well here facing east, but not west. A dwarf Magnolia, probably 'Little Gem', also planted a little close to the house. It's a dwarf and a slow grower, but "dwarf" for Magnolia grandiflora means 20'-35' tall by 8-12' wide.
I hope it's a dwarf Duranta, and not Duranta erecta 'Alba', that can get 25'x25'. If it isn't a dwarf, it will be soon be buzzed into a hedge that never blooms because the buzz cut cuts off all the flowers.
'Natchez' gets pretty tall here (30-35'). It's about the largest growing commonly seen Lagerstroemia hereabouts, tall enough to eventually grow into the power lines above. If only they'd planted it back from the power lines, the tree could get to full size without needing to be topped.
I hope I am completely wrong about the plants. It looks fresh and pretty right now, recently installed, the green making the white all the whiter, and the white gravel setting off the big path to the front door. That's something.
If only plants stayed the exact size you bought them at, like...chairs and tables.