Growing Natives Garden Tour 2012

Citta Garden (6 photos from 2010)

Garden #29, Cupertino


Showcase Features: Beautifully designed property with a focus on sustainability and wildlife habitat, mature specimens of many native shrubs and trees.

Other Garden Attractions: The front yard features mature manzanitas and a coffeeberry, with native morning glory as ground cover. The parking strip is planted with wildflowers. A decomposed granite path leads to a shade garden by the front entry. The inviting back yard features a flagstone patio bordered by rock walls with organic vegetable beds within easy reach. The remainder of the backyard is native landscaping with a dry creek bed. Plantings include many local natives such as coast live oak, California bay, western redbud, ceanothus and blue elderberry. Other large specimens include Western spicebush, hollyleaf cherry, sugarbush, Channel island mallow, desert willow, bladderpod and a native cypress.

Gardening for Wildlife: The back yard abounds with wildlife habitat, including four birdbaths. Many plants provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and lizards.

Plants Available: On tour day, Almaden Valley Nursery will conduct a plant sale at this garden. 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: 4

Garden Size: 7,500 sq ft

Designer: Homeowner
Installer: Homeowner installed plants, hardscape by Bella Terra Landscaping

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

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