Garden 13 in Del Rey
Mature California lilac (ceanothus), manzanita, and toyon anchor a front yard that includes numerous sages, globe mallows, and a fabulous penstemon collection. This small, casual 19-year-old garden attracts hummingbirds, migratory warblers, bees, rare insects, and butterflies. The backyard recently underwent sweeping changes. Under the canopy of a mature palo verde the owners removed yards of concrete and planted a modernist native landscape with a ceanothus screen. Both yards are owner designed and maintained, and contain over 95% California natives.