Today’s photos come from Stephen Katcher.
I am writing to share some pictures of my garden in Studio City, California. I live with my wife of twenty years, our two daughters, ages 19 and 12, and our two dogs. We’ve lived here since 2004, and what was a passing interest in native and drought-tolerant landscaping became a passion in the great drought we had in California for many years.
Our home is a comfortable midcentury typical of the period, but with limited space for gardening. We pulled up the lawn out front years ago and picked plants that could handle a south-facing exposure and were better adapted to our Zone 9b climate.
Over the years I’ve been drawn to chapparal plants, and you’ll find in my garden Mediterranean, South African, Peruvian, and especially Australian and Californian native plants. I love succulents and bulbs, so you’ll find those tucked around here and there too. I also appreciate interesting barks and forms, and so I get distracted by those from time to time.
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