Growing Natives Garden Tour 2014

Schoenenberger Garden (7 photos from 2013)

Garden #25, Santa Clara


Showcase Features: An enchanting pocket garden with a beautiful small pond surrounded by an amazing variety of native plantings is a magnet for birds, dragonflies, butterflies and frogs. Vertical plantings make the most of every inch of space. This is a great location to get ideas for small spaces.

Other Garden Attractions: This garden is definitely worth finding in its condo complex. Once you open the gate you will be astonished by the variety of native plants in a small area. Shady woodland, wetland/riparian, chaparral and coastal bluff plants each have their mini-ecotone. The garden is accented with art and many hanging baskets filled with natives and succulents. Incredibly, there is also a small raised bed for edibles. Almost everything in the garden is made from reclaimed materials. Fence panels and and arbor are used for vertical plantings that include native clematis, vitis califorinica, calystegia, marah, Aristolochia californica and ribes speciosum.

Gardening for Wildlife: Tree frogs, pacific toads, hummingbirds, juncos, finches, doves, Townsend's warblers, Bewick's wrens, butterflies, dragonflies, Sphinx moths, and other insects find a haven in this garden.

Garden Talk: Small Space Native Gardening at 11:30am

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 7

Garden Size: 300 sq. ft.

Designer: California Nativescapes - Rebecca Schoenenberger
Installer: California Nativescapes - Rebecca Schoenenberger

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