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.
<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>
Littoral. Syllabification: lit·to·ral. Pronunciation: litərəl. adjective: littoral. Definition: 1. of, relating to, or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake. "the littoral states of the Indian Ocean"…
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.