ROMANTIC CALIFORNIA RANCH HOUSE
Refresh the entry and front courtyard
Redirect the eye to the front entry from the dining courtyard
Stop the flooding that was occurring during heavy rains.
Create a patio using Urbanite salvaged from a prior patio.
Future plans for large Edible garden and chicken coops
My client was searching for a romantic garden. One that looked like it had been in place for a long time.
For the front courtyard and entry, I selected a quiet palette using grasses, soft color flowering perennials, Camellias and Gardenias. These were all planted under the established Duranta and Ficus covered walls.
For the back area, a huge bioswale (8’ x 60’) was constructed and planted with many shrubs and flowering perennials to attract birds, bees and butterflies. A true pollinator garden.
Two orchards were created to be able to harvest stone fruit from the lower garden and a citrus orchard near the enclosed office patio.
The Urbanite pavers are interplanted with Kurapia.