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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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What Houzz contributors are saying:

eco+historical homes added this to Water-Saving Landscaping Ideas for Traditional Homes
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jananicw added this to jananicw's Ideas
on Monday
Creeping thyme plants with old bricks walls or stones
Chris Mitchell added this to landscape
last Saturday
broken concrete steps through clover
joyo3kids added this to Front Yard
July 20, 2014
Like creeping thyme and flax, check how to maintain
nashpd added this to nashpd's ideas
July 16, 2014
No lawn
mtfishergirl2001 added this to mtfishergirl2001's ideas
July 15, 2014
salvaged concrete
Yannis Peyret added this to frontyard
June 24, 2014
creeping "elfin" thymus serpyllum (and corsican mint?) between the stones in the path: less stones, one direction, more space in between
marriacarm added this to backyard
June 24, 2014
English style garden for California
Tami Lemmon added this to Tami Lemmon's Ideas
June 13, 2014
Creeping thyme between the stones
beaanne added this to GardensBern
June 12, 2014
shrubs
jencoleman6 added this to Exterior Ideas
June 11, 2014
plantings, creeping thyme ground cover
Alyssa Young added this to Backyard Cottage Garden
June 10, 2014
Flagstones
pamgeorgebanta added this to Landscape Ideas
June 8, 2014
Lavender
Tanya Giang added this to Landscape Ideas
May 31, 2014
Colorful drought tolerant & ground cover
cherylnuss added this to Drought tolerant plants
May 23, 2014
kangaroo paws
Rosie Rayos added this to remodel
May 18, 2014
Landscape
blakesta added this to outdoor
May 7, 2014
hedge, driveway
carolynnslater added this to carolynnslater’s ideas
April 27, 2014
Kangaroo Paw - red
mbd2 added this to backyard favorites
April 24, 2014
flagstone and ground cover
chicago47 added this to outdoors
April 21, 2014
Stones
simpletote added this to gardens
April 16, 2014
water wise: lavender, kangaroo paws, thyme, echium, senecio, flax
mbd2 added this to backyard
April 9, 2014
flagstone and ground cover
dollymama added this to firepit patio
April 1, 2014
Pavers with creeping thyme...?
xsashy added this to Ideas
March 26, 2014
groundcover "Creeping Thyme"
nelsonfamily23 added this to Landscape/Yard
March 25, 2014
Dog run?
mjmoorhouse added this to yard
March 23, 2014
thyme between pavers
stephanieblack added this to stephanieblack's Ideas
March 22, 2014
Creeping thyme
Catherine Cobb added this to courtyard
March 22, 2014
creeping thyme
catarino torres added this to Landscape Ideas
March 16, 2014
low maintenance next to shed going to the back 40
tfwarren added this to outside
March 15, 2014
Ground cover between pavers
Christina Gallagher added this to Xeriscape
March 15, 2014
plant arrangement
braids1977 added this to Landscape
March 11, 2014
Like the mix of med and other plants
srodrig1 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 11, 2014
low maintenance but colorful definitely good idea to replace lawn
dremo added this to driveway
March 3, 2014
Stone & grass
nursewatkins added this to all things outside or exterior
February 25, 2014
love lavender, but I kill it in AZ
millie_mack added this to Xeriscape my house
February 20, 2014
stones/greass and all plants
cjoensuu added this to cjoensuu's ideas
February 20, 2014
Landscape
mharnish38 added this to Backyard
February 16, 2014
Kangaroo lavander green bush
dtkessler added this to dtkessler's ideas
February 15, 2014
what's growing between the stones?
sjrwells added this to sjrwells's ideas
February 10, 2014
drought tolerant garden
domingogonzalez2424 added this to Landscape Ideas
February 8, 2014
espacios entre las piedras
gmgutt added this to 2014Front and Side Yards
February 7, 2014
Ground cover around pavers and succulents for front yard?
gmgutt added this to 2014Groundcover
February 7, 2014
Nice ground cover around pavers
Erica Grivas added this to Front yard
January 26, 2014
Thyme lawn edged by boxwood (or swap out hebe or vaccinum) great optional patio
msbabyinsane added this to msbabyinsane's ideas
January 21, 2014
landscape
anniegraham added this to front lawn alternatives
January 19, 2014
plants
greatideas4decorating added this to Gardens
January 19, 2014
stone pathway with creeping groundcover
Marvin Padilla added this to jeffries
January 17, 2014
kangaroo paws and creeping thyme
speeditoitle added this to speeditoitle's idea's
January 16, 2014
Use of boxwoods
denicemerrill added this to denicemerrill's ideas
January 9, 2014
kangaroo paws, grasses, and succulents
stephmignon added this to Landscape Ideas
December 12, 2013
Low water.
happyascanb added this to happyascanb's Ideas
December 8, 2013
Herbs
Jonathan Katz added this to jonathan_katz6907893's Ideas
December 6, 2013
As much space between pavers. Green flagstone.
Denelle Bentley added this to backyard wish list
November 23, 2013
some interesting plants; nice use of repurposed concrete
tita12 added this to Landscape/Patios/Outdoors
November 19, 2013
Garden - flagstones with surrounded creeping thyme.
Patty Sciortino added this to patty_sciortino's Ideas
November 17, 2013
Garden with flagstone and creeping thyme
janetelkinsc00per added this to Landscaping
November 8, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae),
nancyjohnson47 added this to nancyjohnson47's ideas
November 7, 2013
these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus)
dsakahar added this to Front Yard
October 20, 2013
nice plants
Daisy Chew added this to Patio Ideas
October 18, 2013
herb garden
bpstuart added this to landscaping
October 17, 2013
Garden and grass/stone path
marysaint added this to marysaint's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Great garden
adelvillalobos added this to drought tolerant
October 7, 2013
great colors, talls and lows for all front area
digitalia5 added this to Gaviota Backyard Ideas
October 7, 2013
English Garden, Cali style
Abby Black added this to abby_black's Ideas
October 3, 2013
different heights, textures, and colors
carrieado added this to landscaping
September 30, 2013
flagstones surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum)
tautievalarisa added this to tautievalarisa's ideas
September 29, 2013
landscape
momrocker added this to momrocker's
September 29, 2013
creeping thyme around flagstone
lites4u added this to lites4u's ideas
September 29, 2013
flagstone with creeping thyme and lavender
Brenda Shaw Smith added this to front porch
September 29, 2013
the pavers with greenery in between
traveler12 added this to traveler12's ideas
September 28, 2013
Landscaping
lauralynn added this to lauralynn's ideas
September 28, 2013
backyard hill
jnblockie added this to becky yard
September 28, 2013
Pavers with mondo grass inset
mmlombardo added this to Landscape Ideas
September 26, 2013
flagstone and creeping tyme
kyramorris added this to landscapes
September 25, 2013
Pavers , landscape color
Kimberly Hollon added this to outdoor decor
September 23, 2013
Flagstone and wandering thyme
Alexandra Levin added this to Maiden Lane- Existing
September 23, 2013
garden
katiedr378 added this to katiedr378's ideas
September 23, 2013
Color and low water
felixg added this to felixg's Ideas
September 19, 2013
Flagstone surrounding
Mikė Pūkuotis added this to Exterior Ideas
September 19, 2013
gražus kiemelis
lynnshrubsole added this to lynnshrubsole's ideas
September 18, 2013
Love the thyme walkway with the dramatic plantings
kevd2 added this to kevd2's ideas
September 18, 2013
concrete path
christietoo added this to J'S FUTURE GARDEN IDEAS
September 18, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
robinjh10 added this to Backyard
September 18, 2013
Mix of colors
pdburt added this to pdburt's ideas
September 17, 2013
Side yard
Susan Deagon added this to landscapes
September 17, 2013
good colors
anastasia222 added this to Outdoor Ideas
September 17, 2013
creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
moorecolor added this to moorecolor's Favorites
September 17, 2013
Pretty
Jessica Williams added this to Landscaping
September 17, 2013
pavers
edwards100904 added this to edwards100904's ideas
September 17, 2013
flag stone
ejmaresko added this to ejmaresko's ideas
September 17, 2013
patio
jhmom1040 added this to Jen's ideas
September 17, 2013
stones and creeping thyme
Peta Marrell added this to peta-marrell's garden
September 16, 2013
This could be a way to use the flat stones. 'The lawn is creeping thyme between the stones. Probably doesn[t need mowing.
kdallenpr added this to kdallenpr's ideas
September 16, 2013
creeping thyme
reneechap1 added this to landscape
September 16, 2013
back walkway/stair
annamartelli added this to annamartelli's Ideas
September 16, 2013
Great garden or front lawn
waterloo481 added this to sharonjane1's ideas
September 16, 2013
to the back yard with creeping thyme
jkleshefsky added this to garden
September 16, 2013
creeping thyme
katieb317 added this to Landscaping
September 16, 2013
creepy thyme ground cover
zykorie added this to Backyard/Landscaping
September 16, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
Angela Francis Interiors, LLC added this to Our Home
September 16, 2013
In between the flagstone is creeping thyme bordered by blue chalk sticks, flax and spanish lavender, kangaroo paw and large pride of madeira shrubs
deborathomas added this to Plants
September 16, 2013
Stones with creeping thyme between
lvinetta added this to lvinetta's ideas
September 16, 2013
Creeping thyme
slyturner added this to Garden
September 16, 2013
Creeping thyme ground cover between flagstone pavers. Thymus praecox articus. Wonder how it's 'confined'.
sarahtulloch1 added this to sarahtulloch1's Ideas
September 16, 2013
n another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
tracysuek added this to tracysuek's Ideas
September 16, 2013
Drought tolerant.
alberthopper added this to Plants
September 16, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
jmcgrawng added this to Landscape Ideas
September 16, 2013
creeping thyme
javajuicy added this to outside wows
September 16, 2013
flagstone surrounded by creeping thyme
moosey added this to moosey's outdoor succulents
September 16, 2013
plants
kimmi13 added this to kimmi13's ideas
September 16, 2013
love the lawn
saulhouse added this to saulhouse exterior
September 16, 2013
creeping thyme!! In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
pabq added this to pabq's ideas
September 15, 2013
thyme lawn
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
September 15, 2013
garden
Farrar Murray added this to Landscaping
September 15, 2013
Another replacement for grass--Creeping thyme. Drought resistant and no mowing.
zdorr added this to Exterior Ideas
September 15, 2013
low water
pittergreen added this to Landscape Ideas
September 15, 2013
step stone/thyme lawn
Ryan Zuiderveen added this to ryan_zuiderveen's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Flagstones
fancy15 added this to Outdoors
September 15, 2013
Thyme with stepping stones
nevillekaitlynn added this to Water conservation
September 15, 2013
drought tolerant ground cover
joanne_majeski added this to outdoors
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme with flagstones
emailjayne added this to emailjayne's ideas
September 15, 2013
Landscaping
verity8 added this to verity8's ideas
September 15, 2013
drought-tolerant "lawn" of creeping thyme
deal67 added this to outside
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme between flagstones
fashioneering added this to fashioneering's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Pavers
mewilks added this to landscape
September 15, 2013
Creeping thyme, kangaroo paw
galyoungin added this to creeping thyme lawn
September 15, 2013
lawn idea
tamcamjo added this to tamcamjo's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Drought tolerant
norbergke added this to Landscape Ideas
September 15, 2013
drought tolerant color: flax, spanish lavender, creeping thyme, 'blue chalk stick'
americandreamdyn added this to Yard
September 15, 2013
Another view of the same yard
moando99 added this to moando99's Tahoe ideas
September 15, 2013
Like the look of stones with the creeping thyme between. Drought resistant. Like the lavendar and shrubs too
houbabe added this to Patio
September 15, 2013
use for flagstone...creeping thyme
loristevens64 added this to Landscape
September 15, 2013
xeriscaping
granadahse added this to granadahse's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Grass with stone, plantings
willhav3 added this to willhav3's ideas
September 15, 2013
Everything
artdecolicious added this to The outdoors
September 15, 2013
front yard option
rmb8 added this to garden
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme & flagstones
vpai_sunshine added this to Exterior Ideas
September 15, 2013
water tolerant plants and flagstone stepping stone surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus)
jeb098 added this to jeb098's ideas
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme, blue chalk sticks, flax, kangaroo paw
sarah8702 added this to sarah8702's Ideas
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme between flagstones
1326kenwood added this to 1326kenwood's ideas
September 15, 2013
For around stone
Mary Kennedy added this to outside
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme between stones
hamletgirl added this to hamletgirl's ideas
September 15, 2013
Anything here for the back yard?
Melissa Koczur_Mitchell added this to Curb appeal
September 15, 2013
Closer view
beckyfowler added this to yard
September 15, 2013
Creeping thyme around flagstone
renjelusic added this to vani
September 15, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
lchuddleston added this to Landscape Ideas
September 15, 2013
love the creeping thyme
sped added this to sped's ideas
September 15, 2013
Alternative to grass
vickilynnanderson added this to Camano Landscape Ideas
September 15, 2013
I like the ground cover between the slate stepping stones
joywinter added this to Landscape Ideas
September 15, 2013
love lavendar
marieus added this to yard
September 15, 2013
yard with creeping thyme instead of grass
khcrain added this to garden
September 15, 2013
Creeping thyme
klcooke added this to klcooke's ideas
September 15, 2013
ground cover
Sandi Fields Landscape Design added this to sandidesigns's ideas
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme lawn substitute
omartel added this to omartel's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Colors and path
garrydill59 added this to Outdoor
September 15, 2013
drought tolerante-spanish lavender, creeping thyme on walk way, pride of maderira shrubs(echium fastuosum)
carolynlou added this to carolynlou's Ideas
September 15, 2013
ground cover between stones
Lana Vanlandingham added this to Outdoors
September 15, 2013
Low-water, but beautiful
angrybeyond added this to garden
September 15, 2013
creeping thyme and kangaroo paw
jltflrs added this to Plants/landscaping
September 15, 2013
pretty color contrasts
rehoboth108 added this to rehoboth108's ideas
September 15, 2013
Stonescape
rivergitljones added this to Garden Ideas
September 15, 2013
Stone path with creeping thyme as filler between stones
carriebeard added this to mid sept ideas
September 15, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum). CONSIDER AN ALTERNATIVE TO GRASS?
Michele H added this to yard
September 15, 2013
Flagstones and creeping thyme
sus3an21230 added this to sus3an21230's Ideas
September 15, 2013
kangaroo paw :)
maof90 added this to maof90's Ideas
September 15, 2013
גינה
ghartlage added this to Garden ideas
September 15, 2013
Stepping stones and creeping thyme
giamanco added this to garden
September 15, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
bsgrif added this to bsgrif's ideas
September 15, 2013
garden
gingersrussell added this to Garden
September 15, 2013
Creeping thyme between rocks
celeleblanc added this to celeleblanc's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Creeping thyme between flagstonw
jnjmangum added this to jnjmangum's Ideas
September 15, 2013
water save
ajbjones added this to ajbjones's ideas
September 15, 2013
Do this area pool for deck that needs to be replace
clemmcd added this to outdoors
September 15, 2013
n another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
samanderson added this to landscape
September 15, 2013
drought resistant ground cover
terripens added this to terripens's ideas
September 15, 2013
Garden
tgdoggett added this to Gardens
September 15, 2013
flagstone surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (thymus praecox articus)
samlang added this to samlang's ideas
September 15, 2013
the flagstone and creeping thyme
dnstoner added this to outdoors
September 15, 2013
walkway flagstones
nussbaud added this to nussbaud's ideas
September 15, 2013
front yard stepping stones
cindidef added this to cindidef's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Garden
dyigirl added this to dyigirl's ideas
September 15, 2013
Hard and land scapes for drought tolerant yard
gavenas added this to gavenas's ideas
September 15, 2013
In another view of the same yard, these flagstones are surrounded by a carpet of creeping thyme (Thymus praecox articus) and bordered by colorful blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae), flax (Phormium hybrid), Spanish lavender (Lanvendula stoechas), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and the large Pride of Madeira shrub (Echium fastuosum).
vernhockley added this to vernhockley's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Good plants
Marilyn Morgan added this to Gardens
September 15, 2013
Aussie kanga paws and assorted plants
Jill Lowther added this to Lights For Kitchen In Bundali Second Shop
September 15, 2013
Garden
byronwc added this to byronwc's ideas
September 15, 2013
paving
katieskipsey added this to katieskipsey's ideas
September 14, 2013
Landscaping drought tolerant
mtnsun added this to mtnsun's ideas
September 14, 2013
Creeping thyme flagstone
sperusse added this to sperusse's Favorites
September 14, 2013
Walkway
David Hoos added this to Landscape Ideas
September 14, 2013
Lavender and other dry climate landscaping ideas
urapia added this to outdoor space
September 14, 2013
all drought tolerant.. creeping thyme again. blue chalk sticks, flax , spanish lavender, kangaroo paw, and Pride of Madeira
genesegenese added this to landscaping ideas
August 17, 2013
color of the plants
STONEIDEA added this to misc stoneidea's ideas
July 3, 2013
cactus garden
callersunshine added this to yard
June 15, 2013
Color
viola12345 added this to yards
June 6, 2013
stone walk way
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