3823 Beethoven Street

This homeowner is a set designer for film and very knowledgeable regarding all types of design - including landscape. The front garden is transformed from crab grass into a living oasis.

The garden is a wonderful mixture of native California drought tolerant plants combined with some desert species and a few tropical – a blend of California deserts and lush coastal flora.

With no regular lawn, the garden is drought tolerant it needs very little watering - about twice a week in the summer, not at all in the winter.

There are many varieties of succulents, a beautiful pencil tree, brugmansia, Abyssinian red banana, giant bird of paradise, yucca, Egyptian papyrus, various cacti and fan palms. 

The owners do everything themselves and all by hand - no leaf blowers or any gas or electric powered tools –