A California Garden for All Seasons

Designed to mimic nature, a native California garden waxes and wanes with the changing of the seasons.

American Indians used the fiber of the Soaptree yucca (Yucca elata) to make sandals, belts, cloth, baskets and mats. Its trunk and roots also contain a soapy substance high in saponins that can be used to make soap or shampoo.
Photo By Barbara Bourne