Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Palm Haven Garden (4 photos)

Garden #44, San Jose


Showcase Features: Artfully chosen native plants complement striking designer house colors for a powerful visual effect.

Other Garden Attractions: A dry creek bed accented with blue-green wild rye leads the eye to a small water feature near the front door, planted with cattails. Extensive berming provides a hospitable environment for many native shrubs and perennials, including manzanita, salvia, ceanothus, deergrass, buckwheats, coffeeberry and saltbush. Wild grapes grow on a low fence, and California live oaks shade the parking strip.

Gardening for Wildlife: To attract wildlife plants are allowed to set seed after flowering. The garden also provides water and shrubs for shelter. Hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies, bees and other flying insects all visit the garden.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 2

Garden Size: 1760 sq. ft

Designer: Alrie Middlebrook, Middlebrook Gardens
Installer: Middlebrook Gardens

Click here to download the plant list in PDF format.

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