3424 Keeshen Drvie

If you think ultra modern home design can't also feature drought-tolerant, well considered and beautiful, inviting gardens, then be sure to visit this home on Keeshen Drive. It's a stunner!

This garden was designed to enhance the bold aesthetic of the modern style of the house. Homeowners called upon landscape designer Linda Rose of Rose-in-Bloom to create a sustainable garden that would prevent the "sterile" look of many modern style homes.  Plants were chosen to soften the hard edges and make the entry warm and inviting (drought-tolerant all stars dymondia, kangaroo paw, and agave, among them).  

A weeping mulberry is a touch of whimsy and something special for the homeowners' two little girls.

The mulberry and the red bark Arbutus Marina tree ("strawberry") are the only plantings that need regular watering so bubblers were installed.  While taking care of the needs of these trees, this form of irrigation does not overwhelm the neighboring drought-tolerant plantings, which are watered much less frequently with drip irrigation sprayers.