Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Adams Garden (2 photos from 2006)

Garden #17, Palo Alto


Showcase Features: California natives coexist with plants from other Mediterranean climates in this mature and tidy front yard. A large mound blanketed in Emerald Carpet manzanita provides the central focus.

Other Garden Attractions: Beach strawberry replaces lawn under the birches. Redwood and coffeeberry shade Douglas iris. Wild grape and clematis intertwine on the arbor gate, and California pipevine graces the right side fence. Walks are lined with Heuchera 'Old La Rochette'. A young madrone is thriving, and wildflowers fill the parking strip. This garden won a first place award for landscape renovation from the Bay Area Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association for installer Harris Landscaping.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 10

Garden Size: 2000 sq ft

Designer: Fran Adams
Installer: Harris Landscaping

Click here to download the plant list in PDF format (from year 2009).

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