Going Native Garden Tour 2013

Greywater Wetland Garden (6 photos)

Garden #13, Mountain View

 

Showcase Features: This spacious front and back garden is truly a showcase of water conservation. The garden includes a rainwater catchment system an a greywater reuse system. The meadow of native grasses and wildflowers needs no summer water, the redwood understory receives occasional irrigation, and the fruit trees and vegetable garden are irrigated with rainwater.

Other Garden Attractions: The front garden includes native wild ginger, two small redwood trees, and different types of ferns in the shade. In the back, the native meadow is sure to look stunning in the spring, and a dry creekbed promises to become a wet area during the rainy season. Different native buckwheats, several western redbuds, a flannel bush, and native salvias round out the picture. Further back, the garden also includes edibles.

Gardening for Wildlife: Many different birds enjoy this habitat garden, and California slender salamander are happy about the wetland features. Western fence lizard visit the drier part of the garden.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 3

Garden Size: 8500 sq ft

Designer: Green Pad design and homeowner
Installer: Homeowner

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