Address: 7022 Betty Dr. Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Access: 80% accessible
In the front yard, I’ve been experimenting with plants that can roll with the punches of our recent drought. Lush grasses and water-wise plants chosen for their varieties of color, height and texture frame the walkway to the front door. Pyrus Kawakamii trees shade a small burbling fountain and garden seat. Under the eaves of the house two Acer Palmatum trees enjoy cool shade year round. Be sure to look for the unusual Salix Caprea Pendula tucked in a corner. The backyard is my private sanctuary and is anchored by mature shade trees (two Ginkgo Biloba and two Agonis Flexuosa), featuring an inviting garden swing, with four mature cycads. Climbing roses search out the sun over a meandering path along dwarf citrus trees. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors, tucking their nests into hidden corners.