Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Beecher & Vissers Garden (4 photos)

Garden #26, Sunnyvale


Showcase Features: This professionally designed property features a number of mature natives including coffeeberry, western redbud, and a large coast live oak. Ivy and other non-natives were removed and replaced with a lovely selection of native plants requiring far less irrigation.

Other Garden Attractions: The small front yard has a toyon centerpiece accented by deer grass, California fuchsia, and a prostrate form of purple sage on the left. On the right, a coffeeberry hedge is accented by California, sulfur, and rosy buckwheats. The spacious back yard features a large coast live oak underplanted with western sword fern and alum roots. A mature western redbud is accompanied by St. Catherine's lace. Mature coffeeberry and western hawthorn dominate one corner, and hollyleaf cherry the other. A carpenteria hedge screens the side, and buckwheats edge a tennis court.

Gardening for Wildlife: Birds, butterflies, and other insects visit this garden.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 1

Garden Size: 7200 sq ft

Designer: Sherri Osaka, Sustainable Landscape Designs
Installer: Stephanie Curtis, Curtis Horticulture

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