3412 Cabrillo Boulevard

This garden only requires watering by hand once a month!
The homeowner is a member of the California Native Plant Society and will be a great source of information about what might be the best choices for your garden.

This drought tolerant garden includes succulents, yarrow, Calylophus, ceonothus (a California native holly, this white sage needs no for water in the summer and has a delightful botanical fragrance) Manzanita and Santolina. The small tree is a Western Redbud - one of the most beautiful natives – it’s a deciduous that completely changes with the seasons. Stripped bare for winter, it sprouts heart-shape leaves in the spring and then blossoms with pink flowers followed by pods.

There will be literature from the California Native Plant Society - check out this great planting guide!


  1. This garden will have cuttings of succulents and hand-outs of the latest CNPS (California Native Plant Society) meeting, May 12 on: "How to convert your yard into a Native Plant Paradise." There is info on the handout if one cannot attend and how to contact the speaker. She is the expert. Also another meeting in June on "Healing with Medicinal Calif. Plants."
    There is also one copy of Sunset's October 1988 issue on "The Unthirsty 100." for people to look at! Too many pages to copy, but maybe Sunset still has copies of that article.

  2. This homeowner converted her front yard about 25 years ago. We (her neighbors) didn't really understand what she was doing, but she was really ahead of the game.