My San Francisco Bernal Heights garden is bursting at the seams this summer. The winter rains and recent spurts of warm sunny weather have brought the garden into its own. Planting a combination of California natives, drought tolerant and low water plants from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa creates a colorful garden with year round interest. Hardscape elements include a small deck, dry creek, sitting stones and bench. Each sitting area is tucked into the garden offering a space to enjoy the immediate surroundings or the view of the city beyond.
Also incorporated in our gravel patio garden are a seating area for outdoor dining, fire pit and sitting stone.
This amazing Calandrinia spectabilis is one of the most rewarding succulents in the garden. It gets no irrigation.