Going Native Garden Tour 2013

Laurelwood Drive Garden (10 photos from 2012)

Garden #44, San Jose

 

Showcase Features: These lovely, professionally designed front and back gardens feature a small native lawn, surrounded by many attractive and colorful native plant species. All the European lawn grasses have been removed and the garden is a Bay-Friendly and certified Wild Life Habitat garden.

Other Garden Attractions: Coast live oaks, deer grass, woolly blue curls, yarrow, Douglas and Pacific coast hybrid iris, California fuchsias and matilija poppies thrive in an unwatered front border. Meanwhile carpenteria, western columbine, coyote bush, penstemon, and monkeyflowers receive periodic water closer to the house. The side yard contains ribes, Western hazelnut, and dutchman's pipe vine, while the newly planted back yard includes alum roots, ferns, buckwheats, grasses, and elk clover. The owner is continually experimenting with new native plants.

Gardening for Wildlife: Coast live oaks, buckwheats, woolly blue curls, yarrow, Douglas and Pacific coast hybrid iris, California fuchsia, ribes, western hazelnut, carpenteria, western columbine, milkweeds and boulders share the space with a bird feeders and bath.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 19

Garden Size: 3500 sq ft

Designer: Sustainable Landscape Design
Installer: EarthCare Landscaping

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