3144 Coolidge Avenue
This home was recently remodeled from the original Trousdale tract to a fairly modern two story home and the garden was designed to be drought resistant and low maintenance. What a success! After only 18 months, the garden has thrived with only our winter rains while the irrigation system was turned off for the last three months!
Linda Endler, the landscape designer, chose a simple palette of plant material and native grasses to compliment the minimalist style and strong vertical lines of the new structure. The low concrete wall that runs along the sidewalk with planting was created to help ease the transition of the garden and draw the eye to the strong vertical axis of recessed entry.
A grove of three Acacia stenophylla grow tall to soften the strong vertical lines of the house façade. Plant selection focuses on the combination of greys, chartreuse green and burgundy colored foliage. They include Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paw), Agave attenuata, New Zealand Flax, Juncus, Carex, Pittosporum crassifolium, and Senecio. A solid mass of the silver colored Dymondia is planted in the parkway under the silver Maple street tree.
The owners can also share information about their solar panels and tankless water heater. Linda Endler, the landscape designer, will be there periodically throughout the afternoon.