I had the pleasure of speaking to the members of Sherman Library & Gardens, a 2.2 acre horticultural retreat in Corona Del Mar. These beautiful gardens feature a cactus and succulent garden, a tropical conseravtory, rose, herb, and japanese gardens. I spoke about the importance of landscaping with drought tolerant plants, such as natives and succulents. I shared with the members that the biggest garden challenge is water. The challenge being is that water has become an expensive commodity that we cannot waste on extremely thirsty lawns. As California residents it is important to reduce our lawns and replace them with drought tolerant plants. Here are a few suggestions to add into your landscape: Manzanita, "Point Reyes", Monkey Flower, Deer Grass, California Iris, and Tecate Pine to name a few. The day ended in the "coastal garden" cuisine at Cafe Jardin against the backdrop of radiant Iceland Poppies.
Sherman Library & Gardens: 2647 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, 92625
(949) 673 - 2261