Going Native Garden Tour 2018

Laurelwood Drive Garden (14 photos from 2015)

Garden #58, San Jose

 

Showcase Features: These lovely, professionally designed front and back gardens feature a native meadow, 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 Wildlife Habitat garden. The front garden has been recently renovated in order to include more diversity of native plants. The back garden features many buckwheats, a small rain garden and rain barrel to save water, and a woodland garden behind the pool. The gardens are Bay Friendly Qualified and Certified Wildlife Habitats.

Other Garden Attractions: Coast live oaks, deer grass, woolly blue curls, 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 back yard includes alum roots, ferns, buckwheats, and grasses. The owner is continually experimenting with new native plants.

Gardening for Wildlife: Coast live oaks, buckwheats, woolly blue curls, 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 baths.

Garden Talk: 11:00 AM: "Lawn Replacements" 1:00 PM "How to Save 100,000 Gallons of Water per Year" Both talks will be about 30 minutes, and will be given by Sherri Osaka of the Sustainable Landscape Designs

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 24

Garden Size: 4500 sq ft

Designer: Sherri Osaka, Sustainable Landscape Designs
Installer: EarthCare Landscaping

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