Growing Natives Garden Tour 2013

Heatherdale Ave Garden (6 photos)

Garden #52, Santa Clara


Showcase Features: The lawns were converted into mostly native garden beds in this attractive, homeowner designed project. In the front yard, a pervious flagstone path with stenciled shell & fern art, is lined with eaton firecracker penstemon. Dark star ceanothus & (non native) rosemary provide a privacy screen for the front porch. The understory of a hybrid Chitalpa is planted with seaside daisy, California buckwheat, hummingbird sage, foothill penstemon, bush anemone, and others, offering additional color & wildlife value.

Other Garden Attractions: A Roger's red wild grape is trained on the pergola covered patio in the back. Other gems include a large flannel bush, mature southern bush poppy, ground cover Ceanothus, and a young California buckeye.

Gardening for Wildlife: Food, shelter, & nesting places invite many species of birds, insects, bees & butterflies.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 4

Garden Size: 5300 sq.ft

Designer: Homeowner
Installer: Homeowner

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