Growing Natives Garden Tour 2013

Carolina Avenue Garden (5 photos from 2012)

Garden #8, Redwood City


Showcase Features: This professionally-designed front yard is a marvelous example of a lawn conversion that creates a natural habitat.

Other Garden Attractions: In a raised bed two mature (non-native) crepe myrtle trees provide a colorful backdrop and shade for the house and for giant western chain fern, Heuchera cultivars and Douglas iris. A pea-gravelled keyhole space opens to a solar-powered bird bath while dividing the garden into different planting areas. A wide variety of native plants including thimbleberry, woodland strawberry, Ceanothus 'Skylark', wild ginger, deer grass, goldenrod, and California fuchsia, create a lovely native garden. To the right of the garden a young silk tassel bush provides height and a vibrant contrast to smaller shrubs and perennials.

Gardening for Wildlife: A variety of birds, such as, finches, warblers, hummingbirds along with beneficial insects visit this garden which provides food and water.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 4

Garden Size: 875 sq ft

Designer: Peigi Duvall, Indig Design
Installer: Homeowner

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