This slope was landscaped with boulders, with shrubs planted randomly amongst them. It is definitely more preferable to a barren hillside, but the addition of shrubbery with more color and texture will help enliven this palette.
Beware: Attack of the killer yews… We bought our house from an older couple who decided to downsize into a smaller home. They were the original homeowners of the house that was built in They took very good care of the house and just a few years befor
Birding paradise Garden designer Susanne Jett cheered up this Santa Monica lawn by laying down a crisp layer of decomposed granite and planting a showy—yet low-water—border that birds love as much as the homeowner does.
Since most California natives bloom in spring, combine them with plants that flower at other times. Blanc added butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), coral fountain (Russelia equisetiformis), and Mexican lobelia (Lobelia laxiflora) for summer color.