plants- Garden makeovers by Shirley Bovshow in Los Angeles. Homeowner wanted a natural style garden with Mediterranean and native California plants. An avid hiker, the homeowner now has her own decomposed granite "trail.
LA Confidential: A Private Courtyard Garden Goes Luxe on a Budget
Melrose Avenue shopping district is a block away. A sound-muffling high hedge encloses a velvety green courtyard garden created by LA-based landscape designer Naomi Sanders. Step through the gate and into a different world.
Another view of Echium wild pretii. These are some of the best specimens I have seen in the US of coarse outside of Cornwall where I first spotted a variety in Blue color which is usually seen in California but of less stature .I have yet to have success from seed but will keep on trying. A native of Madeira, Portugal, these are growing like weeds in Cornwall. My 5B location will keep them obviously in the conservatory. ( Marion Brenner's garden Berkeley Ca. )