Growing Natives Garden Tour 2012

Living in Front of an Eichler (6 photos)

Garden #23, Sunnyvale


Showcase Features: The homeowner took a class in designing a native garden and went enthusiastically to work! This is another successful example of sheet mulching a lawn with paper and wood chips. After unsuccessfully trying to talk the adjoining neighbor into also replacing his lawn, the result shows dueling grasses next to each other - a row of architectural deer grass next to the neighbor's turf. This triangle front garden showcases several types of sage, Ceanothus, monkeyflower, currants and bunch grasses. There is also a row of an unusual blue Festuca rubra 'Patrick's Point'.

Other Garden Attractions:

Gardening for Wildlife: Hummingbirds, bees, spiders and, oh yeah, cats.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 2

Garden Size: 2000 sq.ft

Designer: Homeowner
Installer: Homeowner

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