Welcome to my water-wise succulent and cacti garden. After many years of growing plants that required constant feeding, amending , watering and extensive labor, I decided to work with Mother Nature and grow only what flourishes in my environment without assistance from me. That did not mean giving up color, flowers or texture. Not only does the new garden have more year-round color than my perennial garden, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that most succulents and cacti flower.
As you wander along flagstone pathways you’ll see large waves of the same color planted next to waves of contrasting colors to create a mosaic pattern. Everything has been densely planted to eliminate the need for mulch, reduce weeds and further reduce water requirements. Enjoy the spectacular 180 degree views of Orange County provided by the hilltop setting. On a good day you can see Catalina Island!
Another advantage of succulents is that they propagate very easily. As a result, I’ve purchased 25-30% of the plant material and propagated the remainder. The small front yard has been recently removed and is being replanted with cuttings from existing plants. Another bonus is that I no longer have a lawn so I only need a gardener every three months to hedge the shrubs.
Enjoy the tour and I look forward to seeing you.
Note: This is a must see! Use “Google Maps” only for directing your drive—older navigation systems will lose you!!!