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English Garden, California Style

After a tear-down/remodel we were left with a west facing sloped front yard without much privacy from the street, a blank palette as it were. Re purposed concrete was used to create an entrance way and a seating area. Colorful drought tolerant trees and plants were used strategically to screen out unwanted views, and to frame the beauty of the new landscape. This yard is an example of low water, low maintenance without looking like grandmas cactus garden.
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Nina wrote:
what kind of ground cover was used?
   Comment   November 11, 2013
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The bright green ground cover is Dichondra, however, we ended up replacing it with decorative gravel. Save water and weeding! The foreground has Spanish Lavender, Festuca glauca, Libertia, Phormium 'yellow wave, and Anagozanthus.
November 11, 2013 at 9:23pm     
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What are the plants in this photo and how drought resistant are they?
   Comment   November 2, 2013
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Well, since the designer is not answering, I though I'd help you out. These are very drought tolerant plants and to the best of my knowledge are common names: Spanish lavender, blood grass, new Zealand flax 'yellow wave', kangaroo paw 'big red'. In the back I see Echium (pride of madeira), but I can't tell what the shrubs are in the back. These questions can end up in junk mail and/or be overlooked.
December 15, 2013 at 6:37pm     
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not blood grass, libertia peregrinans.
December 15, 2013 at 6:45pm   
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Water regularly during the first year to establish the plants; in subsequent years let the plants dry out completely before watering again. Add a light fertilizer in spring when growth starts.
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This traditional cottage offers the same bursts of color, with a "lawn" of creeping thyme and a rich and colorful front yard with a drought-tolerant ground cover and shrubs.Large bushes of Spanish lavender (Lavendula stoechas) serve up some water-saving purple magic.How to grow lavender
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A drought doesn’t mean you have to put your dream of an English garden on hold. Spanish lavender, blood grass and kangaroo paw can provide the color you crave even during an especially dry season.

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