12537 Woodbine Street

This California/Mediterranean, drought resistant garden contains 60-70 different water-thrifty species combined by color, texture, size and function with a wide variety of earth tones and flowers that attract birds. There are small fruit trees such as Fuji apple, brown turkey fig, Santa Rosa plum, two Meyer lemons, a semi-dwarf Valencia orange, one Bearrs lime tree, and one fruiting olive tree – practically an orchard!

The homeowners completely removed the lawn and added permeable semi hardscape such as flagstone and decomposed granite. They were inspired by a
part time professional garden designer and landscape architect living in their home. They began the journey in 1994, going through many different transitions and with much experimentation based on current trends in sustainable landscaping and Mediterranean gardens

They water once a week, using standard spray heads.