One of the really neat things about California are all of the gardening possibilities. We are a zone 9 or 10 out here and that means you can grow just about anything. I am particularly intrigued by all of the xeriscape or low water gardens out here. Water is definitely scarce and it is the responsible thing to do. I am inspired by how beautiful they can be!
Here are some gardens that my pooches and I pass by on our daily walks:
I love this one. This is about as low water use as you can get!
This one is really nice as well:
This one is at the other end of the water use spectrum, though probably less water use than a traditional lawn. Really beautiful:
I have been working on my vege garden as well. Beds are set up, landscape fabric is laid and I put down straw for mulch betweeen the beds. The soil comes Tuesday. The straw is a big hit with Lucy: