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2019 Native Plant Garden Tour | Garden 28

The short walk to the beach feels less necessary, when your own garden mimics its charms! Full of vibrant, lush foliage native to LA's beach communities, this garden holds its color year round. Patios of sand colored gravel give a beachy feel to the fire pit lounge, BBQ bar and picnic areas.

Each aspect of the garden supports the health of those who use it as well as the nearby ocean.
Country: United States
Zip Code: 90293
Others who worked on this project: Lesly Hall Photography
2017, 2016 Native Garden Tour, Playa Del Rey
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This Playa Del Rey Garden features nearly 100 percent California native foliage authentic to the beach communities of Los Angeles. Photo: Lesly Hall Photography
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2017, 2016 Native Garden Tour, Playa Del Rey
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Concrete pavers create clean lines restores the simplicity of the original mid-century clean vibe. Photo: Lesly Hall Photography
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IdealMow Meadow with Border Foliage
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Tour goers revel in the chance to touch the ocean-like waves of this IdealMow meadow. Taller foliage and succulent with delightful blooms provide a subtle barrier between the front garden and the street.
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Juncus Patens, Elk Blue
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The architectural form of Juncus Patens `Elk Blue' makes it a favorite in modern and contemporary LA gardens. Its deep, dark blue-green provides a lovely contrast with the true green IdealMow lawn behind it, as well as the limpet shell blues and silvers of other natives in the garden.
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Alumroot Welcome
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Interspersed with California native Giant Chain Fern, Alumroot's delicate pink bells dance a happy hello along the garden walkway.
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Alumroot Welcome
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Photo: Lesly Hall
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California Native Juncus Patens
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Juncus patens provides vertical interest and an architectural structure. It exudes contemporary, clean aesthetic. Photo: Orly Olivier
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Canyon Prince
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Leymus condensatus `Canyon Prince` or Native Blue Rye adds vertical interest, architectural flair, and a pleasing silver-blue to this corner of the garden.
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Beachside Dining and Lounge
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Permeable concrete pavers and sand-colored gravel patios define the outdoor dining and lounge areas. Photo: Orly Olivier
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Succulent Container Garden
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Container gardens soften walkway corners with color. Photo: Orly Olivier
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Backyard Beach
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A rain chain feeds a flowerbed of vibrant Island Snapdragon. Behind the al fresco dining area, an IdealMow meadow provides a soft protective boundary. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Fiery Container Gardens
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King Protea blooms and fiery Chalksticks contrast with the lush greenery of the broader landscape. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Tall Oregon Grape
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Mahonia [Berberis] aquifolium leaves turn from waxy greens to bronzes. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Beachside Fire Pit
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Concrete spheres in the fire pit add a playful air to a geometric beach lounge. As the garden matures, the fence line will transform into a hedge. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Island Snapdragon, Concrete Pavers, Gravel
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Clean lines reflect the contemporary architecture of the beach home. Sand-colored gravel patios bring the feel of the beach home. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Island Snapdragon
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Pops of playful scarlet decorate the deep greenery of Island Snapdragon (Galvezia speciosa 'Boca Rosa') Photos: Orly Olivier
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Beach Daisy
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Buttons of yellow surrounded by pale pink-purple petals will emerge from deep green Sea Daisy foliage in May. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Contained Succulents
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Photos: Orly Olivier
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Beachside BBQ and Picnic Lounge
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On sunny days, a sail covers the picnic area and shades the outdoor kitchen and bar. Photo: Lesly Hall
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Edible Fence
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By the 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour, grape vines had formed a green and edible fence line. Photo: Lesly Hall
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Outdoor Kitchen and Bar
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Trellises of edible grape surround an outdoor bar and BBQ. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Contained Succulents
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A container garden of succulents adds a pop of color and under-the-sea sensibility to the beach side bar. Photo: Lesly Hall
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Al Fresco Dining with Shade Sail
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Gravel defines the picnic patio and separates it from the outdoor kitchen workspace and walkway between the home and landscape. Sand colored gravel evokes the nearby beach and synchronizes with the natural wood of the fence and clean lines of the home. Photo: Lesly Hall Photography
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Lemon Tree
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What better place for a lemon tree than next to the outdoor kitchen and bar? Photo: Lesly Hall
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Entryway 2017
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The same entry decorated with pink Alumroot bells in 2016 now features a riot of greenery, as Giant Chain Fern and Juncus have established their territory.
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California Native Alumroot
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Delicate stalks of pink-coral bells dance in the breeze. When not in bloom, Alumroot's foliage maintains a leafy vitality. (Heuchera) Photo: Orly Olivier
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Californica Wax Myrtle
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California wax myrtle (Myrica californica) will surround the fire pit lounge with a tall, water-wise hedge. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Coastal Curb Appeal
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Inspired by nearby coastal bluffs and wetlands, this Native Garden Tour property features a wide array of plants native to LA's beach communities. The front garden, including the IdealMow lawn and parkway, use up to 75 percent less water than traditional gardens and need no chemical fertilizers or pesticides to thrive. Photo: Orly Olivier
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Beach Strawberry Blooms
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The dark, glossy leaves of Beach Strawberry provide a dense ground cover. Its delicate white blooms with buttercup centers are every bit as charming as its petite scarlet red strawberries. It is also a California native that will thrive with little water and no fertilizer or pesticides. Photos: Orly Olivier
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Coast Dudleya Swims in Beach Strawberry
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Coast dudlleya thrives near the California coast. It loves sand and rocky environments. One of 2016's A-List blooms, its chalky center can be limpet shell lovely, while blooms range from buttercup to peach echo.
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Dudleya Blooms
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Just shy of blooming, Coast Dudleya stalks play off the deep, dark green and playful blooms of beach strawberry in the home's parkway. Photo: Lesly Hall
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