Now that winter is over and the El Nino weather pattern is weakening, the State Water District has agreed that the California drought emergency is over and water restrictions can be lifted. This is good news to all of us who live in California, especially those of us who love the beauty of a lush green lawn.
When the water restrictions were put into place it became necessary for us to re-think our backyard landscaping. We decided to do away with the grass and replace it with a carefully thought out plan that consists of drought resistant plants, pavers and gravel. We documented the process here on the blog where you can review the before and after pictures. To recap, our "old" yard looked like this:
and our "new" yard looks like this
During this process we learned quite a bit about plants that can survive in the very dry conditions of southern California by visiting World Wide Exotics Nursery. We also recycled an old birdbath and turned it into a lovely little table to set a glass of wine on when enjoying a late afternoon happy hour.
And Martin even came away inspired by some of the plants we found and the end result are these beautiful bronze candlesticks.
To read more about our drought resistant gardening or to view our entire collection of door handles and architectural hardware, please visit our site at www.martinpierce.com.
Designers can visit the showroom located at"
5433 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90016