Growing Natives Garden Tour 2012

Wolfe Road Garden (7 photos from 2011)

Garden #26, Sunnyvale


Showcase Features: A designer's demonstration and experimental garden, the garden has evolved to embrace the concept of sustainability with a strong prominence of native and drought tolerant plantings.

If you are looking for a garden that conserves water, welcomes admiring neighbors, and invites feathered friends, come to this garden for ideas.

Other Garden Attractions: Beautiful tree ceanothuses, flowering currants, oaks, and meadow planting of sages, coyote brush, grasses, douglas irises, California poppies, blue flax, and other wildflowers highlight the landscape. The front lawn was replaced with sun-loving sages and wildflowers. The garden also has a large vegetable box, fruit trees, a Trex deck, and an area for composting.

The garden design respects the micro-climatic conditions of the site by arranging plants that belong to the specific plant community together. For example, plants from the riparian and redwood plant communities have been planted in shady areas that get frequent water, and dry shady areas were planted with oak woodland plants.

Gardening for Wildlife: Habitats are encouraged by leaf and twig piles, bird bath, birdhouses, shrubs and trees for shelter, food, and nesting.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 10

Garden Size: 4000 sq ft

Designer: AFLA Landscape Architecture
Installer: Ashini Fernando

Click here to download the plant list in PDF format (from year 2010).

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