Gottlieb Native Garden is a Southern California oasis
Feb 5, 2017 6:00 AM -
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Spread out along a hillside near the Beverly Hills Hotel, Susan Gottlieb's baseball-field-size home garden -- dubbed the Gottlieb Native Garden -- boasts more than 100 species of native plants and brims with wildlife activity. Birds flock to a large shrub called toyon, with white flowers in the summer, fall and spring, to nibble on its red berries. Bees descend on towering matilija poppies, whose large white and yellow flowers bloom in late spring. Butterflies love fragrant coyote mint, an herb with nectar-filled lavender flowers.