CA Landscapes by landscape designer Donna Lynn -

Examples of various California landscapes.
Sunny Slope with Drainage Wash, Perennials and Edibles
Questions4 - On this sunny, south-facing slope, terraced planters for fruit trees were combined with native grasses, colorful perennials, plants with edible flowers and plants to attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects. The boulder drainage wash functions to move rain runoff from above to fruit trees planted in the area below. photo: Donna Lynn
“color with dry river bed” — khanretty
Sandset Flagstone with Thyme Lookout Patio
Questions0 - Step down from main patio, 180 view of Santa Barbara waterfront. photo: Donna Lynn
“stone patio for front” — lornhop
Slope Becomes Garden Room
Questions0 - A long-left-bare slope is transformed into a charming, multi-level garden room setting with an unobstructed ocean view. photo: Donna Lynn
“Interesting steps” — mahardy8
Classic Mediterranean Front Yard Planting
Questions0 - Italian Cypress, Chaste Tree or Vitex and Lavender, all from the Mediterranean Europe, comprise the main plant choices for this front yard palette. photo: Donna Lynn
“love purple chaste trees” — sabat72
Welcoming Entryway with Pot Focal Point
Questions0 photo: Donna Lynn
“pizza exterior garden” — sarajill
Seating Nook
Questions0 - A cozy seating nook is created in a front yard with a view of a natural preserve. photo: Donna Lynn
“plants” — bwdh
Mediterranean Container Planting
Questions0 photo: Donna Lynn
“plants” — bwdh
Tropical Forest
Questions0 - Variegated foliage adds lightness in tropical forest setting. photo: Donna Lynn
“plants” — bwdh
Pool with Hillside Slide and Raised Spa
Questions1 - A back slope is used to creative advantage - stairs leading to a concrete slide wrap around the back of the pool. A raised flagstone walkway leads to a spa that connects the pool with the hillside. photo: Donna Lynn
“flowers” — Brandi Bryant
Outdoor Living Areas
Questions1 - Several outdoor living sections were created in this back yard where the level grade, useable area is limited. Here, a painted wall partitions stairs leading to a hillside slide from an area with a fireplace. The pool safety fence is used to support grape vines. photo: Donna Lynn
“flowers trees” — Brandi Bryant
Outdoor Area with Fireplace
Questions1 - A small patch of grass serves as a place to set up chairs when the fireplace is used and as space for children to play otherwise. Grape vines are grown on the pool safety fence. photo: Donna Lynn
“Byrd fence” — mia2157
Coastal California Natives
Questions0 - Coastal California native plants border a flagstone walkway to the front door in a beach side neighborhood. plants: San Marcos Growers photo: Donna Lynn
“plants” — bwdh
CA Native Riparian Woodland
Questions0 - Redwoods are planted at the bottom of a slope peppered with mature Oaks to create privacy and screening to the area above. Two plant palettes that included trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and bulbs were used - one compatible with the Oaks and a riparian palette that blends with existing native vegetation along the creek that runs just outside of the p...More
“screening” — bwdh
Grasses and Succulents
Questions0 - A path divides an established tropical plant bed with a low water use garden consisting of grasses and grass-like plants with succulents. photo: Donna Lynn
“grass/succ” — bwdh
Rhodocoma with succulents
Questions0 - Chartreuse-colored, ferny-looking Rhodocoma gigantea, native to South Africa, contrasts with pale, bluish-silver Ghost Plant in a low water use garden that combines grasses and grass-like plants with succulents. Rhodocoma gigantea: San Marcos Growers photo: Donna Lynn
“*plants” — bwdh
Mediterranean Garden Room
Questions1 - Small garden room, outdoor living space in new condo complex that includes: tile patio, fountain, pots, and Mediterranean climate plants. Fountain and Pots: Eye of the Day Garden Design Center Plants: San Marcos Growers Landscape and Patio Installation: Pacific Green Construction Landscape photo: Donna Lynn
“spanish tile patio” — mom8580
Succulent Wall Planters
Questions1 - Two succulent wall planters add interest to a bare fence in a garden room setting. Tecoma smithii, planted in a pot that sits on the patio below, is being trained to grow between and eventually above the two planters - it's green foliage and orange flowers adding contrast to the predominantly blue - tone succulents. planters: Bright Green plants: ...More
“succulent wall” — Kate Klukowski
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