As we speak we’re in Altadena Meadows, California, visiting Andrea Donnellan’s stunning backyard. This can be a area she created with the designer Arturo Pedroza. He designed the backyard and put within the preliminary vegetation. That has advanced right into a gardening partnership over time. When her son was small, they put in a garden after which later transformed it to the extra water-responsible backyard that’s there now.
Annually, Andrea scatters wildflower seeds, and the ample winter rains in California this yr have turned the backyard into a colourful superbloom.
Sheets of California poppies (Eschscholzia californica, annual) fill the backyard with shiny orange, complementing the purple flowers of lavender (Lavandula stoechas, Zones 7–9).
The backyard’s resident dinosaur is having fun with the superbloom as nicely.
The poppies are completely gorgeous.
California poppies are native to the west coast of North America, however they thrive as annuals in lots of gardens. There are chosen types in a variety of colours, however it’s onerous to beat the unique shiny sunny orange.
Andrea first planted African daisy (Osteospermum hybrid, Zones 10–11 or grown as an annual) in entrance of the home, and now it volunteers alongside their parkway. Within the foreground are the fragile blue flowers of the California native child blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii, annual).
A more in-depth take a look at the African daisy flowers.
Rosea purple iceplant (Drosanthemum floribundum, Zones 10–11) was planted almost three many years in the past and continues to be including stunning coloration to the hillside.
This water-wise backyard contains many natives whereas additionally being a extremely stunning area.
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