Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

The Wool's Wild Garden (4 photos)

Garden #29, Sunnyvale


Showcase Features: Large front garden has abundant plantings and showcases
a living stone wall and mounds.

Other Garden Attractions: This snugly planted garden includes native maples (Acer circinatum) near the house and mounds generously planted with buck wheats, sages, and a specimen manzanita (still small). A river of poppies flows from the low wall along the street to a path along the house. The path divides the shadier area with the maples, Douglas iris, and huckleberry from the sunnier area that includes grasses, buckwheats, and low-growing sages. The whole front garden has been mulched with light pebbles, an attractive and effective alternative to the ever-present woodchips.

Gardening for Wildlife: Lizards, squirrels, hummingbirds, and many other birds such as finches visit the garden and enjoy the food and shelter it provides.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 3

Garden Size: 1620 square feet

Designer: Alrie Middlebrook
Installer: Middlebrook Gardens

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