3214 Malcolm Avenue

The homeowners designed this garden after 2 years ago after building the house. They were very concerned about saving water; the desire for no grass, low maintenance and low water drove plant choices. Drought tolerant Australian and African species were also an inspiration. They selected lots of succulents and cacti, added some sedum ground cover and various interesting trees. A drip system provides irrigation.

In the blooming season, the garden is vibrant. The owners love the sound of the gravel under their feet when they walk around and inspect the plants. They love picking fresh leaves from the verbena shrub to infuse into an herb tea to sip while sitting in the corner of the garden in pure contemplation.