Don’t Weep For The Lawn: Your Drought-Friendly Gardens Reveal The Yard as Personal Art Statement

Christina Wright
Christina Wright

Last week DnA’s Frances Anderton ran into a Hancock Park homeowner who bemoaned the fact he has to get rid of his lawn, asking what could take its place and preserve the loveliness of his Cape Cod-style house.

I assured him there are so many wonderful options, and that in fact, this is an opportunity for him to get creative, and create a personal statement with his front yard — as you have all done.

Last month we asked you to send us pics of your drought tolerant gardens. Here are some images we received and I think you’ll agree they give a new definition to the term, “green fingers.”

Keep on sending us your designs. And check out these gardens that were recently featured on Mar Vista’s Green Garden Showcase, a neighborhood where as many as one in every four homes has a drought resistant landscape.

Erin Riley
Erin Riley
Tracie. L
Tracie. L
Nick Zigler
Nick Zigler
Stock Pot Images
Stock Pot Images
Rochelle G.
Rochelle G.
Daniel Melling
Daniel Melling
Nature In LA
Nature In LA
Lara Balcer
Lara Balcer
Maya Dunne
Maya Dunne
Kirsten Nelson
Kirsten Nelson
Terry Lynn Hair
Terry Lynn Hair