This drought-resistant garden was planted in 2009 and is now thriving. The native plants are diverse and display a wide variety of sizes, colors and growth patterns. They attract and provide food for migrating birds and butterflies, and save money by requiring less water, very little fertilizer, and a minimum of other maintenance chores.
The 'green' composite deck (Trex) is made from 50% recycled and reclaimed plastic and 50% reclaimed wood, materials that would otherwise go unused in landfills. The deck is termite-resistant, and drip irrigation in the garden reduces water consumption. The garden is composed primarily of plants from the following families: agave, aloe, sage, succulents, California lilacs, grasses and flax and fruit trees for year-round interest and color.