My summer backyard in 2007 on a 40′ × 120′ beach lot in Venice, California. Updating the garden now with some new plantings; can’t wait to plant more bamboo.There is a wooden fence separating the patio area from the lawn and herb garden that features Mandeville and variegated Bower vines. Perennials, succulents and herbs abound in containers and in the ground. Plants include salvia, buddleia, penta, aeonium, nemesia, angelonia, alyssum, penstemon, lantana, lavender, catnip, red lobelia ‘compliment’, lemon verbena, rosemary, bougainvillea, delphinium and columbine. Trees include liquid amber, avocado & ornamental plum.
There is a cool picnic area under the stately avocado. Surprising amount of wildlife including various birds & hummers, butterflies & bees of various sorts, possums, squirrels, cats & dogs and even raccoons on occasion, all within this urban beach community in Los Angeles. Japanese globe lamps and wind chimes hang from the avocado tree with some tiki torches along the fence. A misting system is hidden along top of the fence to cool the garden and provide moisture for the tropical plants – the Mandeville vine “Alice du pont” loves the mist.
Located in Venice, California, United States, mondomuse's Backyard garden is an outdoor organic garden that currently contains 15 plants.This is a Backyard garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 10. It has mainly Sand soil and receives Full Sun light.