Astrid Gaiser Garden Design, LLC
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Very drought-tolerant, low maintenance, and year-round beautiful garden mediterranean-landscape

Very drought-tolerant, low maintenance, and year-round beautiful garden

This garden was an all lawn front yard with a straight path to the front door and a driveway.The new garden is water-wise, colorful, and has a very low need for maintenance. Beautiful paving materials, artful arbors, large boulders, and very drought-tolerant plants come together to delight the owners with their beauty, setting a serene and relaxing mood and inviting them onto their front porch.

Keywords: Decomposed granite, berms, sub-surface irrigation, succulents, California Native plants, Mediterranean plants, arbors, gates, flagstone path, permeable pavers driveway, boulders, mulch, slate tiles

Photo Credit: Anna Maria Irion / Astrid Gaiser


This photo has one question

April 15, 2012
maqsmom wrote:
What kind of flagstone is this?

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March 17, 2015
nice side
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March 13, 2015
front porch trellis
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March 12, 2015
hens & chicks, other succulents in bed like under kitchen window
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March 2, 2015
No railings and easy care porch and stairs.
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February 24, 2015
like the stone and the succulants
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hens chicks
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February 21, 2015
good use of textures, simple, low maintenance
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Cement steps & deck & plants in front.
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like the posts
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The succulents
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Pot in the garden
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Tile Planter Bench
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JR This is an example of what makes me nervous. Too high of a drop if somebody falls.
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Flagstone on porch and steps.
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December 27, 2014
Front porch
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Landscaping for front door
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Porch columns
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brick floor and steps
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Succulent by the porch
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Tile on porch
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Slate tile that overlaps front edge
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open back porch
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Love the colors
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November 6, 2014
neat and tidy
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October 27, 2014
Idea for the extended porch
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Trellis width
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October 12, 2014
slate looks good
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September 30, 2014
The pot
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Simple -drought resistant
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September 21, 2014
The open porch
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Thr little easy plants
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Like the slate
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Low maintenance
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painted concrete
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Stairs andatio
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Front walk
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Side entrance; no lawn
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Porch z przodu. Lawka przed oknem pokoju
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Stucco wall on patio edge
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Outdoor from kitchen
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Slate patio
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Shay porch and patio
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tile looks good
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Nice stone for porch
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May 28, 2014
I like the look of painted stucco with only the lip covered in tile
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May 21, 2014
Drought tolerant, year round...
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Mostly paved
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May 15, 2014
slate on the steps as well
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our porch
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April 27, 2014
like style of the bench
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for planting strip
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Similar height
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landscaping for front yard
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April 6, 2014
Planter on porch & second on ground level (right).
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Near the house flower bed
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Front porch
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March 29, 2014
pretty succulent garden
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no railing
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Stone, succulent s& pot
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Am putea pune si noi la terasa acolo unde nu sunt scari
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Tiled porch
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Porch tile
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pretty tiles
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Arbor Front porch
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Porch floor
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Fence and planter
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Porch tile
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Front beds
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Small succulents
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Tiled front porch
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Minimal garden around house
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front porch tiles
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another porch with no looks great!
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See how stair tread and landing nose, and the riser are laid with slate.
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Not railing
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this is the type of slate to improve the front porch
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the porch tile, and low drought plants
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tile on porch
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Like the plants
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front porch tile
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Drought garden
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garden in front
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Porch rail
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Possible color styles for the future tiled porch.
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tile on steps
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cover porch cement
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Warm color tiles
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Idea for front or back flowerbed
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Plants around front deck?
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I like the floor
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slate wrapped around edge of porch
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Random walkway pattern on stairs and porch
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Like the tile on the porch
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Paving and flower bed
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Columns extend out past porch
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Climbing plant
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porch and walkway
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April 18, 2013
Starting out!
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April 17, 2013
front entry
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April 14, 2013
porch without a fence
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April 6, 2013
wooden trellis in the front.....cover poles like columns....bench and flooring
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Entry stone walk
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entrance partially visible on the right -- shows four square stance and trellis up the side. wood square trellis might add heft to the entrance.
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March 17, 2013
Porch extended. No lattice underneath
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No fence?
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Drought tolerant plants, pergola/trellis
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porch and steps tile
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succulent entry 2
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tile on porch floor and steps
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chair and trelice
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I like the tile for my porch
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November 22, 2012
Slate walkway, the porch with the bench, the plants and the planters
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slate steps?
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Patio tile work
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planting in front of the patio cover
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Low lying shrub
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Front porch
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cover concrete steps with stones
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entrence upper level
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Porch tile
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July 29, 2012
slate stairs
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lattice nice
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porch pillars
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July 4, 2012
front porch without railing
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July 2, 2012
Future front gate
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canteiro suculentas
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July 1, 2012
porch stone
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Succulent patch
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wood stain with slate floor
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Lindo porche
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low water plantings
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Slate entry
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pergola with lattice
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Luv the pavers
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succulents in stone
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Take down rail
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for the patio
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Porch w/ stone tiles
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