Monday, April 13, 2009


This weeks design is a front yard design in Long Beach. As you can see from the before pictures it is just a front yard of lawn and maybe a shrub or two. But as you will notice in the planting plan this front yard is proposed to be native. Using only native plants, gravel and decomposed granite this yard which is currently under construction will become a low water requiring native garden.

The parkway will remain as is however the rest of the front yard will use the following native plants...
  • Arctostaphylos 'Refugioensis' - Manzanita
  • Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter' - Ceanothus
  • Ceanothus 'Skylark' - Ceanothus
  • Iris douglasiana - California Iris
  • Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita' - Foothill Penstemon

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