Growing Natives Garden Tour 2010

Zappel Garden (4 photos from 2009)

Garden #42, San Jose


Showcase Features: This professionally designed garden features colorful, drought tolerant natives, a bunch grass/wildflower meadow next to a small lawn, vine covered arbors, and a peaceful, adirondack chair seating area with coffeeberry, Santa Catalina Island currant, pacific coast Iris, and a bubbling boulder fountain that attract birds. Island alum root creates an evergreen backdrop to the small patio area. The front yard features a small dry-stacked natural stone wall and integrated boulders, along with native plantings and small accents such as sea thrift and stonecrop.

Other Garden Attractions: Toyon, pacific wax myrtle and wild lilac soften the fence around the property. The landscape was designed to protect and showcase the magnificent valley oak that provides dappled shade for most of the back garden.

Gardening for Wildlife: This is a wildlife habitat garden.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 6

Garden Size: 6256 sq ft

Designer: Stephanie Morris
Installer: Earthcare Landscaping

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