Growing Natives Garden Tour 2011

Via Largo Garden (4 photos from 2010)

Garden #70, Morgan Hill


Showcase Features: A magnificent old valley oak anchors a native bird and butterfly garden with shady plants under the oak gradually transitioning to a full sun area by the road.

Other Garden Attractions: A large valley oak shades a porch sitting area ideal for watching wildlife. Ceanothus border the porch and Pacific iris cluster under the oak. Coffeeberry and fuchsia-flowered gooseberry are planted along the fence that borders the property. The central path is accented by California fescue. The garden is separated from the driveway by raised beds for edibles. In the hot and sunny area of the garden Ceanothus and manzanita are thriving around a young California buckeye and western redbud. Sulfur buckwheats provide color along the street.

Gardening for Wildlife: A birdbath provides water for birds and butterflies attracted by the native plantings, especially the valley oak with its abundance of acorns and insect life. Fox squirrels, toads, and bumblebees also visit the garden.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 3

Garden Size: 3.000 sq. ft.

Designer: Homeowner
Installer: Homeowner

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