Garden 37 in Los Angeles
Mature ceanothus, manzanita and toyon anchor a front yard that includes numerous sages, globe mallows and a fabulous penstemon collection. This small, casual 18-year-old garden attracts hummingbirds, migratory warblers, bees, rare insects and butterflies. The backyard recently underwent sweeping changes. Under the canopy of a mature palo verde the owners removed yards of concrete and planted a modernist native landscape with a ceanothus screen. Both yards are owner designed and maintained, and contain over 95% California natives.