Growing Natives Garden Tour 2012

Greywater Wetland Garden (10 photos)

Garden #14, Mountain View


Showcase Features: This spacious front and back garden is truly a showcase of water conservation. The garden includes a rainwater catchment system an a greywater reuse system. The meadow of native grasses and wildflowers needs no summer water, the redwood understory receives occasional irrigation, and the fruit trees and vegetable garden are irrigated with rainwater.

Other Garden Attractions: The front garden includes native wild ginger, two small redwood trees, and different types of ferns in the shade. In the back, the native meadow is sure to look stunning in the spring, and a dry creekbed promises to become a wet area during the rainy season. Different native buckwheats, several western redbuds, a flannel bush, and native salvias round out the picture. Further back, the garden also includes edibles.

Gardening for Wildlife: Many different birds enjoy this habitat garden, and California slender salamander are happy about the wetland features. Western fence lizard visit the drier part of the garden.

Garden Talk: 12:00 PM - Alan Hackler, a Certified Greywater Installer, will be giving a talk on 'Laundry to Landscape Basics'. The discussion will provide an overview on home grewyater basics, such as installation, appropriate soaps, plants, tools, and parts needed to be successful. The talk will also cover local laws and regulations regarding greywater design and implementation.

Plants Available: On tour day, Bay Maples Nursery will conduct a plant sale at this garden, featuring greywater-safe plants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Going Native Garden Tour. Please pay with cash or check.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 2

Garden Size: 8500 sq ft

Designer: Green Pad design and Homeowner
Installer: Homeowner

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