Going Native Garden Tour 2011

Old Adobe Garden (4 photos from 2006)

Garden #19, Palo Alto

 

Showcase Features: This spectacular, professionally designed and well maintained garden is a feast for the eyes. In the front, sun loving native buckwheats, sages, manzanita's, a mallow and wildflowers mingle with non-native lavenders. In the back, a large pond with riparian plants, alders and birches, a purple needle grass/wild flower meadow, deer grass and many other drought tolerant plants share the space.

Other Garden Attractions: Large specimens of western spice bush, vine maple and western redbud, and an artificial stream with pond are some of the highlights.

Gardening for Wildlife: This is a wildlife habitat garden. The numerous wild visitors include: fox, skunks, ground squirrels, squirrels, gophers, moles, rats, mice, gopher snakes, rattle snakes, fence lizards, salamanders, pacific chorus frogs, great blue heron, kingfisher, egret, mallard, bufflehead, hawks, northern flicker, California thrasher, scrub jay, mourning dove, California quail, mockingbird, black phoebe, American robin, barn swallow, sparrows, finches, hummingbirds, flies, mosquitoes, bees, wasps, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, various bugs, beetles, ants, spiders, aphids, ladybugs, occasional preying mantis.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 13

Garden Size: 1 acre

Designer: J. Horn/J. Plant
Installer: Grimes Natural Landscape and Kirtley Landscaping

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