Growing Natives Garden Tour 2012

Brandon Way Garden (4 photos)

Garden #9, Menlo Park


Photograph © 2010 InMenlo. Used with permission.

Showcase Features: This attractive, professionally designed front yard garden, features a dry stacked wall, sand-based flagstone paths, and numerous, well placed native plants mixed with citrus, roses and other non-natives.

Other Garden Attractions: Coyote brush, an informal hedge of manzanitas (Louis Edmunds and Howard McMinn) and Pacific ninebark, ground cover ceanothus and hummingbird sage mingle to the left of the driveway. The right side of the garden is divided by a serpentine dry stacked wall, and planted with a wide variety of natives including Ceanothus and manzanita ground covers, blue-eyed grass, California poppy, Douglas iris, yarrow, Cedros Island verbena, rosy buckwheat, John Dourley manzanita, and California fescue. In front of the house, carpenteria, pitcher sage and toyon are mixed with citrus and roses. Oregon grape and hummingbird sage enjoy the dappled shade under a California buckeye.

Gardening for Wildlife: Various birds and insects are attracted to the diverse mix of plants, which provide shelter and food.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 20

Garden Size: 3000 sq ft

Designer: Erin O'Doherty, Native Revival Nursery (1992); David Leroy (2002)
Installer: David Leroy

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