Manhattan Beach This 20-year-old community garden is a long-standing bastion of earth-friendly landscaping and important neighborhood wildlife habitat. Irrigated mainly with reclaimed water, the 2/3 acre property is planted with a colorful medley of mostly California natives with other attractive Mediterranean-climate plants that thrive in sandy soil and coastal conditions. A pondless waterfall, dry streambed, and composting toilet are just a few points of interest.
Plants in Southern Switzerland In the cantons of Ticino, Valais and the southern valleys of Grisons an almost Mediterranean vegetation with scrub, pines and chestnut trees are natural. Vine, apricots and tomatoes can be grown. Steep terrain with orientation to the south increases the temperatures, but usually irrigation is a key factor there. Without irrigation and fertilization, a completely different population of plants content with little water and minerals dominates.
A trio of solid, black granite polished spheres with white LED lights. This feature should not be mistaken for a hollow terrazzo reproduction as it is produced from solid granite and will therefore last for years to come. The included piping, pump and 3-way water spider allow you to adjust the water flow for each sphere individually, creating outstanding visual effects. Cut and hand carved from natural stone, each of these water features is truly unique.
<p>Olive trees grow all over the San Fernando Valley. Native to the Mediterranean, missionaries planted them here in the 1800s. By now, they’ve virtually gone native, and some have gone wild. I’ve harvested and cured black Mission Olives growing in a dusty field, without the aid of irrigated watering. Olives …</p>
Runnels — the technical term for narrow channels used to move water from one place to another — were once used for irrigation purposes and as rudimentary drainage systems, but they make intriguing landscape elements on their own. Click on pin for Pinterest tips for the housing industry.
Beneath the patio and not visible to visitors, a 10,000-gallon cistern collects rainwater runoff from the patio as well as gently used water from the home’s sinks and laundry, called greywater. A drip irrigation system is hooked up to the cistern and waters all of the plants on the property, with the exception of edibles and roses. This water is used first before city water supplements irrigation. Rosemary on right, lemon trees, thyme, dusty gray bush gerrymander & leucadendron walkway.