3717 Ocean View Boulevard

This garden is a wonderful place with several surprises to be discovered.

Nearly two years ago the homeowners were inspired to take on the time consuming but exciting and rewarding endeavor of demolishing their entire landscape to design and create an eco-friendly yard. The result is a peaceful place where family, friends and neighbors come to relax and enjoy time together in a unique environment.

The new garden fits into their lifestyle because it is low maintenance and water wise. They removed the entire sprinkler system and manually water approximately three times a year.

The back yard is a desert oasis. A three level California native cacti and succulent area frames the backyard; it includes a tranquil Zen rock garden. Palm trees bordering edges of the saltwater swimming pool lend a tropical feel. A spacious entertainment area provides a place for BBQs and fun filled days and nights.

The lavender with its abundant fragrance is among their favorite plants. Herbs and avocados are used in delicious recipes. Lemons, limes and Aloe vera serve many purposes, providing natural healing remedies and astringents.

There have been many remarkable changes since they started the garden. Once the plants were established, they seem to have mind of their own. The various plants freely grow in any direction—sharing space, intertwining throughout. When evening breeze sweeps down, the fragrances of rosemary, lavender and sage linger throughout the neighborhood.