Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Fauver Garden (4 photos)

Garden #7, Menlo Park


Showcase Features: Enchanting habitat garden offers lush plantings, meandering paths, bird bath, and a bench, all in front of the house, next to the driveway.

Other Garden Attractions: Where other gardens have lawn and a few boring shrubs, this one has meandering flagstone paths, mature shrubs for nesting birds, nectar-producing plants, and a bird bath. The fragrance of Salvia clevelandii follows the visitor coming up the driveway, while other plantings include coral bells, island snapdragon, manzanita, as well as buckwheats and grasses. The gardener can rest on a bench under the large front window and enjoy an alternate view of the garden. The parking strip includes a specimen Western redbud, buckwheats, and grasses.

Gardening for Wildlife: Bees, birds, and squirrels visit the garden and enjoy the pollinator-friendly plants such as the buckwheats, the seeds, and the bird bath.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 3

Garden Size: 1000 sq ft

Designer: Sherri Osaka, Sustainable Landscape Designs
Installer: Cyprex Construction Landscapes

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