Going Native: A Palo Alto, California, Native Garden

A California gardener transforms a pedestrian front yard into a spectacular showcase for native plants.

A California wild lilac (Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman') tumbles over Ann Krohn's front gate. The magnolia tree (upper left), one of very few non-native species in the yard, has been here for 17 years, long before Ann moved in.
Photography by Barbara Bourne