Growing Natives Garden Tour 2011

Reed Garden (4 photos)

Garden #32, Cupertino


Showcase Features: The owners of this garden replaced a thirsty lawn with an attractive collection of natives including Yankee Point and Diamond Heights ceanothus, Carmel Sur manzanita, and a variety of perennials that provide year-round color and fragrance. Some existing succulents and other low-water plants were saved for the maturity, color and texture that they add to the garden.

Other Garden Attractions: Using the rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the owners were able to stretch their dollars to include attractive, round-edged concrete steps, a dry creek bed, and a whimsical chair made from reclaimed wood.

Gardening for Wildlife: The seeds, berries, and nectar plants attract beneficial insects, butterflies, and birds.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 1

Garden Size: 1200 sq ft

Designer: Heidi K. Johnson
Installer: Dominique Lala

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