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This DIY landscape is a mix of cacti, succulents, yucca and other low-water plants
like Alstroemeria, Pride of Madera, and Mexican Marigold. They kept a few species - climbing roses, day lilies - that
are less drought friendly, but are family favorites. Two cassia trees provide
shade for the yard and house.
In 2012, Emily Green wrote in her “Chance of Rain” blog, “This garden is
what Beatrix Potter would have drawn, had she lived in LA. It’s charming,
doable expression of loving the outside, except not at the inordinate expense
of the environment. It’s low-water and,
from the look of it, nearly no run-off.
But mainly it’s personal, low cost and crazy colorful in a palette that
runs circles around glossy standards of beauty.”
This garden is part of the amazing cluster of gardens on Redwood! This cluster has everything - landscape designers, chickens and certified Ocean Friendly Gardens!