San Diego Landscape Ideas

Landscape Ideas

Hugging House Trees


A few trees of Metrosideros are planted within one foot of the house, and, a Ficus benjamina tree is also planted within one foot of the house on the right side just in from the arch-arbor.    Planting the trees practically right up against the house is a very daring strong-minded design sense.   This is a big deal, done in a high quality manner.  Mission Hills, 2021.

Distinguished Classic Modern Conservative Landscape Architecture

Another distinguished classic landscape structure example, in Chula Vista.

Hakea suaveolens with Korean Grass

 Near La Jolla Shores, great combo effect here with the Hakea and Korean Grass(Zoysia tenuifolia).  Hakea suaveolens is native to Australia, Korean grass, - fair to guess it's native to Korea, but it is native to the 'far east' of Asia.  Unknown designer.

Malvaviscus arboreus

Malvaviscus arboreus, grows in a brambly fashion.  Fills in airy space, informal, intertwines amongst other plants.

After pruning, which is done annually in late winter/early spring:

Vons blue-yellow-orange-green composition


Lovely color combo composition at the Vons shopping center on Midway Drive, with Hymenosporum flavum(tree - yellowish), Agapanthus(blue), Hibiscus 'Crown of Bohemia'(orange), and Xylosma congestum(orangish new growth, hedge in background).  Unknown designer.

Vulpia myuros, grass

(Click underlined title to see more) Vulpia myuros, a common aggressively invasive annual non-native annual grass that grows in wild areas of the San Diego region, native to Europe, and gets up to about a foot tall.  Another caution about it is that it's highly flammable if ignited when dry.

American Classic, front yard and house architecture

American Classic front yard and house architecture, with San Diego adapted industrial strength plants:  Liquidambar, Raphiolepis, Agapanthus, Fescue lawn.  In Point Loma.  Unknown designer.

Creative and Interesting Patio Brickwork

(Click on underlined title to see more) These two pictures are from the following blog site:

Near SDSU, simple subtropical-scape rental

 Middle Bougainvillea probably 'Orange King', ties in with building.  Unknown designer.


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