Entry to arbor

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Ines Malardino has figured out how to stylishly garden in a drought. Prepare to swoon!

"Sharing a few pictures of my gardens on a mostly level 12,000 sf lot in San Mateo, CA. Lots of brick at the driveway, court yard and walkways and added more to let go of the lawns as we are having a drought. We replaced lawn with flagstone and isotoma. There is a ‘mostly’ white theme throughout which is something I always wanted. Hydrangeas, oak leaf hydrangeas, camellias, evergreen azaleas, abutilon, boxwood, different clematis, and white roses on 2 arbors, evergreen clematis at another arbor. The rear garden has a very ‘Zen’ look I am told… Enjoying the colors and stage of the garden now and also looking forward as well to what spring in my newly landscaped garden will look like."

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Arbor to koi pond

Driveway

Flagstone to Koi Pond

Overlooking trees at front court yard

Petunias at front side plantings

Rear garden and pond

Side path to rear garden

Water trough

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