Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Bryanton Condominium Front Yard (4 photos)

Garden #10, Palo Alto


While this garden is open all year round, visiting it during the tour day provides an opportunity to ask the docents about any particularly interesting plants or features.

Address: 770 Bryant St, Palo Alto.

Directions: 1. From Page Mill / Oregon Expressway and Alma Street, take Alma Street North
2. Turn right on Channing Avenue
3. Turn left on Bryant Street
4. 770 Bryant is at the corner of Homer and Bryant, on your left
(Note that Homer is a one-way street, use it to return to Alma)

Showcase Features: Beautifully planted condominium front garden and parking strip features an attractive collection of native trees and shrubs, harmoniously integrated with a few drought tolerant non-native plants.

Other Garden Attractions: Condominium yards have a deserved an earned reputation for being boring and devoid of wildlife. Bryanton Condominium is a shining example for what's possible instead. The parking strip features deer grass and fescue, drought tolerant and attractive year round. The front yard itself shows a combination of some drought-tolerant meditarrenean climate plants (rosemary,
Australian fuchsia) and many natives.

The front entry design is especially attractive and welcoming. Noteworthy are the trees and tall shrubs: a squirrel-planted oak, several toyons, and a California buckeye. Other native plants include ceanothus, currents, mahonia, and other shrubs and perennials, easy to care for yet beautiful, a joy to look at year round.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 3

Garden Size: 3500 sq ft

Designer: Annaloy Nickum
Installer: Greg Berlin

Click here to download the plant list in PDF format.

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