“Award-Winning Succulent Garden” by Debra Lee Baldwin
- May 2016
When Nancy Dalton emailed me that her garden had won the City of San Diego’s drought tolerant landscaping contest, I was ON it. I’d visited her garden earlier during the Horticultural Society’s Spring Garden tour, and immediately went back with my camera and camcorder.
Nancy lives in a housing development in Carmel Valley’s mild, frost-free coastal climate. Landscape designers Samantha Owens of Barrels and Branches Nursery and Michael Buckner of Deeter Buckner Design helped with soil amendments, plant selection, placement, and installation. Nancy’s also very knowledgeable about plants and is a hand’s-on gardener.