Vibrant Front Yard
The front yard of this classic Spanish Colonial home badly needed an update. Taking my cue from the home’s architecture, I used a classic quatrefoil planter centered on a grid of concrete pavers to create a classic Mediterranean courtyard. An informal low hedge of Germander creates a sense of enclosure. I anchored the two front corners with a colorful Crape Myrtle and a burgundy Caribbean Copper Plant. Color and texture are carefully balanced while the DG floor keeps it from being chaotic. The result is an exuberant garden filled to the brim with flowers and textures which are a hardy and drought tolerant mixture of California Native and Mediterranean plants.