Enjoy the spectacular 180-degree views of Orange County provided by the hilltop setting
Welcome to this water-wise succulent and cacti garden. After many years of growing plants that required constant feeding, amending, watering and extensive labor, it decided to work with Mother Nature and grow only what flourishes in this environment without assistance.
That did not mean giving up color, flowers or texture. Not only does the new garden have more year-round color than the original perennial garden, but Kay was pleasantly surprised to find that most succulents and cacti flower.
As you wander along flagstone pathways you’ll see large waves of the same color planted next to waves of contrasting colors to create a mosaic pattern. Everything has been densely planted to eliminate the need for mulch, reduce weeds and further reduce water requirements. Enjoy the spectacular 180-degree views of Orange County provided by the hilltop setting.
On a good day you can see Catalina Island!
Another advantage of succulents is that they propagate very easily. As a result, I’ve purchased 25-30% of the plant material and propagated the remainder. The small front yard has been recently removed and is being replanted with cuttings from existing plants. Another bonus is that Kay no longer has a lawn, so she only need a gardener every three month to hedge the shrubs.
9272 Christine Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Wheelchair: 75-90% (some bumps)
Garden Location & Information
10861 Skyline Dr, Santa Ana, CA, USA
Front yard Handicap Access