Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Wolfe Road Garden (4 photos)

Garden #30, 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.

Other Garden Attractions: Well established tree ceanothus and pink-flowered currant with meadow plantings of deergrass, Douglas iris, California poppy, baby blue eyes, and globe gilia. An attempt is made here to respect the microclimatic conditions of the site by placing plants that belong to a specific plant community together. For example, plants from the Riparian and Redwood plant communities were planted in shady areas that would get more frequent water, and dry shady areas were planted with Oak woodland plants, etc. The garden also has a large vegetable box, fruit trees, and an area for composting.

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: 8

Garden Size: 4000 sq ft

Designer: AFLA Landscape Architecture
Installer: Ashini Fernando

Click here to download the plant list in PDF format.

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