Part 2 ~ So Cal Garden Tour:
This O.C. house is quintessential So Cal to me. It’s a classic soft white stucco Mediterranean with a clay tile roof. The garden, designed by Valerie of The Home and Garden Stylist, is in keeping with Mediterranean and droughtscape influences. The front yard is planted with Olive Trees, Italian Cypress and Rosemary Bushes that thrive in the climate. The tidy Boxwood hedges survive with little water, once established and so do the Roses.
To keep the yard from feeling ordinary and run of the mill during the drought, Val payed attention to the details to keep it special. Notice the hardscaped planters, statuary and pots. They give the garden structure, a place for the eye to rest and a sense of organization.
This garden is slightly formal with it’s tasteful hardscape and perfectly trimmed hedges. It is also romantic, with its Roses and Rosemary.
The back yard is mostly hardscaped with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, pool, spa and surrounding raised planters, but attention has been paid to the details by embellishing the already excellent architecture with statues and planters.
Click these links for:
Part 1 of Garden Tour ~ So Cal Droughtscape ~ The Quirk Factor to view the creative yard of a L.A. landscape designer.
Part 3 of Garden Tour ~ So Cal Droughtscape ~ Refuge in the Hood to read about how one gardener made an inner city drought tolerant garden her refuge.