Going Native Garden Tour 2019

Pond and Wetland Garden (7 photos)

Garden #50, Mountain View


Showcase Features: This spacious front and back garden is truly a showcase of water conservation, and the mid yard includes a large water feature. The garden includes a rainwater catchment system and 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 are irrigated with greywater.

Other Garden Attractions: The garden is notable for the large number of different microclimates from dry shade to sunny wetlands. The front garden includes native columbine, several redwood trees, and different types of current bushes in the shade. In the back, the native meadow is a riot of wildflowers and native grasses in the spring, and the middle yard has a multi-level stream and pond with native bog plants which attracts an unusual number of birds including the black phoebe. Different native phacelias, several western redbuds, 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: 9

Garden Size: 8500 sq ft

Designer: Green Pad design and homeowner
Installer: Homeowner

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