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Creating the perfect garden for your house is challenging and fun. Take a look at our sample gardens... then start planning your own garden!

Each title below shows a different style of garden and a sample plants for each area. Click on a type of garden below to jump to the section. 

Leaf California Landscape Garden 
Leaf Ornamental Grass Garden
Leaf Mediterranean Garden
Leaf Mediterranean and California Garden
Leaf Mixed Landscape Garden
Leaf Subtropical and Succulent Garden
Leaf More Water-Saving Garden Designs

 

California Landscape

California Landscape Sample Garden

 Eagle Glen HOA California Landscape Sample California Landscape Key 
 Cleveland Sage
 Chickering Sage
 Powis Castle Artemisia
Carolina Laurel Cherry
 Yarrow
Deer Grass
 Blue Fescue
 Creeping Mahonia
 Coyote Bush
 Dudleya
Western Redbud

 

 

 Cleveland Sage

 Cleveland Sage

Botanical name: Salvia clevelandii
Type: Shrub 
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 4 ft. tall & wide

 Chickering Sage

 Chickering Sage

Botanical name: Salvia 'Allen Chickering'
Type: Shrub 
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-5 ft. tall & 2-5 ft. wide

 Powis Castle artemisia

 Powis Castle Artemisia

Botanical name: Powis Castle Artemisia
Type: Shrub 
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 3 ft. high & 5ft. wide

 Carolina Laurel Cherry

 Carolina Laurel Cherry

Botanical name: Prunus caroliniana
Type: Tree
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low

 Yarrow

 Yarrow

Botanical name: Achillea millefolium
Type: Shrub 
Sun or shade: Shade
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-3 ft. tall

 Deer grass

 Deer Grass

Botanical name: Muhlenbergia rigens
Type: Bunchgrass 
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Drought tolerant
Size and coverage: 2-3 ft. tall

 Blue fescue

 Blue Fescue

Botanical name: Festuca ovina glauca
Type: Bedding
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Medium
Size and coverage: less than 1' tall

 Creeping mahonia

 Creeping Mahonia

Botanical name: Berberis repens
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Shade
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 1-3 ft. tall

 Coyote bush

 Coyote Bush

Botanical name: Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'
Type: Groundcover
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 18-24 in. tall & 10-12 ft. wide

 Dudleya

 Dudleya

Botanical name: Dudleya sp
Type: Succulent
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 15 in. tall with 35 in. stems

 Western Redbud

Western Redbud

Botanical name: Cercis occendentalis
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 6-20 ft. tall & 10-15 ft. wide

 

 

 

Mediterranean Landscape

Mediterranean Garden 

 Eagle Glen HOA Mediterranean Landscape Mediterraneane Landscape Key 
  Germander
  Pink Rockrose
 Spanish Lavendar
 Trailing Lantana
 Compact Strawberry
 Foxtail Agave
 Rosemary
 English Lavendar
 Myoporum
 Strawberry Tree
 Italian Cypress

 

 Germander

 Germander

Botanical name: Teucrium cossonii majoricum
Type: Subshrub
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 8 in. tall & 1.5 ft. wide

 Pink Rockrose

 Pink Rockrose 

Botanical name: Cistus skanbergii
Type: Shrublet
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 6-8 in. tall & 2-3 ft. wide

 

Spanish lavender

 Spanish Lavendar

Botanical name: Lavandula stoechies
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-3 ft. tall

 

Trailing lantana

Trailing Lantana

Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2 ft.. tall & 6 ft. wide

 Compact strawberry

 Compact Strawberry

Botanical name: Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 5 ft. high

 Foxtail agave

 Foxtail Agave

Botanical name: Agave attenuata
Type: Succulent
Sun or shade: Shade
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-3 ft. tall & 3-4 ft. wide

 Rosemary

 Rosemary

Botanical name: Rosmarinus
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-6 ft.. tall & 2-4 ft. wide

 English Lavender

 English Lavendar

Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
Type: Subshrub
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 1-1.5 ft. tall & wide

 Myoporum

 Myoporum

Botanical name: Myoporum parvifolium
Type: Groundcover
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 1-1.5 ft. tall & wide

 Strawberry tree

Strawberry Tree

Botanical name: Arbutus unedo
Type: Tree or shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 15 ft. tall & 15 ft. wide

 Italian cypress

Italian Cypress

Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens
Type: Tree 
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 60 ft. tall

 

Mediterranean and California


Mediterranean and California Garden

 
Mediterranean and California Garden
 KEY
 Background Shrubs
 Midground Shrubs
 Foreground Shrubs
 Accent Shrubs
 Parkway Shrubs
Turf
Trees
Hardscape
 

 

 Background Shrubs

 Purple Rock Rose

Purple Rock Rose

 Ceanothus

Ceanothus

 Noell Grivillea

Noell Grivillea

 

 Rosemary

Rosemary

 Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger

 Pyracantha

Pyracantha

 

 Midground Shrubs

 Spanish Lavender

Spanish Lavender

 Artemisia

Artemisia

Dwarf New Zealand Tea Tree

Dwarf New Zealand Tea Tree

 Russian Sage

Russian Sage

 Mexican Bush Sage

Mexican Bush Sage

 Ground Morning Glory

Ground Morning Glory

 Foreground Shrubs

 Coral Bells

Coral Bells

 Common Thrift

Common Thrift

 Tricolor Sage

Tricolor Sage

 Compact Kinnikinnick

Compact Kinnikinnick

 Lavender Cotton

Lavender Cotton

 Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ear

 Accent Shrubs

Autumn Sage

Autumn Sage

 Gaura

Gaura

Scarlet Carpet Rose

Scarlet Carpet Rose

 Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower

 Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

 California Fuschia

California Fuschia

 Beardtongue

Beardtongue

 Russian Sage

Russian Sage

 

 Parkway Shrubs

 Creeping Mahonia

Creeping Mahonia

 Mexican Blue Sage

Mexican Blue Sage

Woolly Yarrow

Woolly Yarrow

Turf and Trees

 Tall Fescue

Tall Fescue

 Fruitless Olive

Fruitless Olive

 Western Redbud

Western Redbud

 Hardscape

 Concrete Step Stones

 Concrete Step Stones

Concrete Step Stones 2

Concrete Step Stones

 

 

Mixed Landscape

Mixed Landscape Garden

Eagle Glen HOA Mixed Landscape   Mixed Landscape Key
  Germander
  Pink Rockrose
 Spanish Lavendar
 Trailing Lantana
 Compact Strawberry
 Foxtail Agave
 Rosemary
 English Lavendar
 Chickering Sage
 Cal. Fescue
 Coyote Bush
 Strawberry Tree
 Italian Cypress

 

 

Germander

 Germander

Botanical name: Teucrium cossonii majoricum
Type: Subshrub
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 8 in. tall & 1.5 ft. wide

 

Pink Rockrose

 Pink Rockrose 

Botanical name: Cistus skanbergii
Type: Shrublet
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 6-8 in. tall & 2-3 ft. wide

 
 

Spanish lavender

 Spanish Lavendar

Botanical name: Lavandula stoechies
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-3 ft. tall

 

Trailing lantana

 Trailing Lantana

Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2 ft.. tall & 6 ft. wide

 

Compact strawberry

 Compact Strawberry

Botanical name: Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 5 ft. high

 

Foxtail agave

 Foxtail Agave

Botanical name: Agave attenuata
Type: Succulent
Sun or shade: Shade
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-3 ft. tall & 3-4 ft. wide

 

Rosemary

 Rosemary

Botanical name: Rosmarinus
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-6 ft.. tall & 2-4 ft. wide

 

English Lavender

 English Lavendar

Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
Type: Subshrub
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 1-1.5 ft. tall & wide

 Chickering sage

 Chickering Sage

Botanical name: Salvia 'Allen Chickering'
Type: Shrub 
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2-5 ft. tall & 2-5 ft. wide

 Cal. fescue

 Cal. Fescue

Botanical name: Festicua californica
Type: Bunchgrass 
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 5 ft. tall

 Coyote bush

 Coyote Bush

Botanical name: Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'
Type: Groundcover
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 18-24 in. tall & 10-12 ft. wide

 Strawberry tree

Strawberry Tree

Botanical name: Arbutus unedo
Type: Tree or shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 15 ft. tall & 15 ft. wide

 Italian cypress

Italian Cypress

Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens
Type: Tree 
Sun or shade: Sun
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 60 ft. tall

 

 

Trailing Lantana

Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2 ft.. tall & 6 ft. wide

Trailing Lantana

Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2 ft.. tall & 6 ft. wide

Trailing Lantana

Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis
Type: Shrub
Sun or shade: Half
Water demand: Low
Size and coverage: 2 ft.. tall & 6 ft. wide

 

Ornamental Grass


Ornamental Grass Garden

 
Ornamental 
 KEY
 Background Shrubs
 Midground Shrubs
 Foreground Shrubs
 Accent Shrubs
 Parkway Shrubs
Turf
Trees
Hardscape
 

 

  Background Shrubs

 Back Bear

Back Bear

Giant Rye

Giant Rye

Purple Fountain

Purple Fountain

Japanese Silver

Japanese Silver Grass

 Midground Shrubs

Deer

Bear Grass

Regal Mist

Regal Mist Pink Muhly

 Dwarf Mat Rush

Dwarf Mat Rush

Jack Sprat Flax

Jack Spratt Flax

 Foreground Shrubs

 Blue Fescue

Blue Fescue

 Blue Wheat

Blue Wheat Grass

Hairgrass

Tufted Hairgrass

Flax Lily

Flax Lily

 Accent Shrubs

 Blue Oat

Blue Oat Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Festival Grass

Festival Grass

 Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

 Parkway Shrubs

Mexican Feather

Mexican Feather Grass

Bearberry

Bearberry Cotoneaster

   

Turf

Tall Fescue

Tall Fescue

     

Trees & Hardscape

 African Sumac

African Sumac

 Shoestring

Shoestring Acacia

Hardscape

Rock Mulch 3" or larger

Hardscape

Rock Mulch 3" or larger

 

 

Subtropical and Succulent


Subtropical and Succulent Garden


Octopus Agave
KEY
Background Shrubs
Midground Shrubs
Foreground Shrubs
Accent Shrubs
Parkway Shrubs
Turf
Trees
Hardscape

 

Background Shrubs

 India Hawthorne

India Hawthorne

 New Zealand Flax

New Zealand Flax

Octopus Agave

Octopus Agave

 Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

 Gold Dust Plant

Gold Dust Plant

 Ivory Tower Yucca

Ivory Tower Yucca

Midground Shrubs

 Octopus Agave Kangaroo Paw  Daylily 
 African Iris  Dwarf Lily of the Nile  Festival Grass

Foreground Shrubs

 Blue Chalk Sticks

Blue Chalk Sticks

Octopus Agave

Octopus Agave

Compact Lantana

Compact Lantana

 Octopus Agave

Octopus Agave

 Jack Spratt Flax

Jack Spratt Flax

 Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron Plant

Accent Shrubs

Octopus Agave

Octopus Agave

 Blue Glow Agave

Blue Glow Agave

Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker

 Octopus Agave

Spiral Aloe

 Squid Aloe

Squid Aloe

 Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

 Octopus Agave

Pygmy Date Palm

 Bush Lily

Bush Lily

 

Parkway Shrubs

 Daylily

Daylily

 Blue Chalk Sticks

Blue Chalk Sticks

 Trailing Lantana

Trailing Lantana 

Turf & Trees

 Octopus Agave

  Tall Fescue

 Brisbane Box

Brisbane Box

Octopus Agave

Windmill Palm

Hardscape

Flagstone

 

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 KEY
 Background Shrubs
 Midground Shrubs
 Foreground Shrubs
 Accent Shrubs
 Parkway Shrubs
Turf
Trees
Hardscape
 

 
INSERT PICTURE 
 KEY
 Background Shrubs
 Midground Shrubs
 Foreground Shrubs
 Accent Shrubs
 Parkway Shrubs
Turf
Trees
Hardscape