♥ At the Encinitas Fall Fair this past weekend a few vendors got clever with succulents and seashells. These were created by “Plant Kreations”.
21 Nov 2011 2 Comments
16 Jul 2010 4 Comments
A hidden planter covered up by overgrown trumpet vine gets a makeover in my front yard with a drip irrigation system and drought tolerant plants.
26 Apr 2010 5 Comments
in Cactus, euphorbia, Garden Design, Photography Tags: designing with succulents, drought tolerant landscape, nadia's garden blog, ocean friendly garden, San Diego garden blog, xeriscape landscape design
Water friendly landscaping comes with a variety of titles such as xeriscape, drought-tolerant, California natives and ocean-friendly just to name a few. Creating a drought tolerant landscape doesn’t mean that its synonymous with a “zero-scape” of bland looking plants surrounded by a sea of rock. This photos below shows my side yard with a raised planter 5 feet deep and 20 feet long. Five years ago I turned off the water supply and planted succulents, aloes, euphorbias and cacti. In the winter months nature takes care of all the watering and in the summer months it gets a light sprinkling once a week with the hose. No fertilizers, pesticides or weed-killer. One unexpected benefit from creating this water-friendly garden is the wildlife visiting in greater numbers than ever before, lizards, dove, hummingbirds and bees. With succulents, cacti and aloe blooming all year-long and a fire-resistant area spanning across the entire side of my yard I think it was a good choice of landscape design.
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