How to design a fire-resistant garden
This San Diego yard is verdant––and resists wildfires. Follow its lessons for creating your own gorgeous, fire-smart landscape
Go lushFleshy-leafed (and water-retaining) plants are good choices for fire-wise gardens.
Dotting the poolside landscape, pictured here, are nearly black aeoniums around a tall tree aloe, plus agaves, and a floss silk tree (Ceiba speciosa)—whose trunk is studded with water-storing prickles.