Address: 9171 Scougall Cir Huntington Beach, CA 92646 Access: Front
Our garden is a mixture of drought-tolerant succulents, cycads, cactus and California Natives that have been acquired over twenty years. The original idea was to create a unique and attractive, low-maintenance, water saving yard. The birds and butterflies that are attracted to the beautiful blooms are an added benefit.
The small front patio is screened from the street by a potato vine that blooms all year. The view from the kitchen window is a wall of green, consisting of zamia and sago, fronted by pots of smoke bush, hedgehog agave and aeonium.
The back yard is a mixture of xeriscape, hardscape, wire sculptures and plants. To the east, lemon and pink grapefruit flank a dark red plumeria. The north contains an orchid house with a bamboo frame, potting area and a vegetable garden. To the west is a monochromatic canvas of tillandsias attached to grape wood branches draped in Spanish moss. The lawn and wood deck are synthetic.
We love to sit out on the patio and enjoy coffee and the paper in the morning, and entertain guests in the evenings. Both the front and back patios were built to expand the living area of this small home near the beach.