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Low-water landscaping

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 26, 2009

Revised: July 1, 2009 (additional pictures)

We took a walk around our area yesterday to see what neighbors are doing in the way of landscaping that looks nice but appears to be relatively low on water requirements. Below are a few that I like.

As full disclosure, I’ll show my house first.  It was nothing but gravel when we bought it, we added three trees, a  Melaleuca, Crape Myrtle, and a Rhus Lancea which you can’t see in this shot.  There are some ugly patches that we need to work on.

Pretty plain compared to the others

Our place is pretty plain compared to the others

I watched them plant this years ago.  Very nice.

I watched them plant this years ago. Very nice.

Nice slope but still a bit of thirsty lawn

These owners made a beautiful composition.

Very pleasant arrangement.

Any idea what the foreground plant with white flowers is?

This looks like a recent makeover; probably was a lawn.

Nice plant choices; I'd skip the birdbath

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KPBS keeps focus on water

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 25, 2009

I am pleased to see that KPBS has been running radio and web features to promote awareness of San Diego’s water situation.    Here are two items from today:

The Politics and Power of Water

San Diego Learns How to Recycle Water

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