Growing Natives Garden Tour 2015

Nevada Avenue Garden (2 photos from 2014)

Garden #43, San Jose


Showcase Features: This professionally-designed large front yard garden features several mature redwood trees with a meandering dry creek bed.

Other Garden Attractions: The redwood understory has been planted with a variety of plants, including redwood sorrel, columbine, and a small meadow. Moving into the sunnier areas you will find ceanothus, coyote brush, pitcher sage, and Oregon grape. A dry creek planted with rushes meanders through. Near the front door and side fence line are alum root, monkeyflowers, Douglas iris, ninebark, and pink-flowering currant. A sunny corner at the back showcases California fuchsia, western redbud, and matilija poppy.

Gardening for Wildlife: Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, mourning doves, chickadees, songbirds, geckos, and squirrels find food, water, and shelter here.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 8

Garden Size: 3500 sq ft

Designer: Alrie Middlebrook, Middlebrook Gardens
Installer: Middlebrook Gardens

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