Growing Natives Garden Tour 2011

Vorce Garden (4 photos)

Garden #15, Palo Alto


Showcase Features: Back on the tour after a hiatus, this large front garden has filled in and delights the owner and any passers by. Ground cover sages and manzanita, now fully grown, provide almost complete coverage, but leave some space for some colorful annuals.

Other Garden Attractions: On one side of the front entrance, a group of deer grass welcomes visitors; on the other, an espaliered coast silk tassel bush decorates a wall of the house with year-round, shiny green foilage. An informal hedge of California bush anemone rounds out this surprisingly lush, low-water garden.

Gardening for Wildlife: Bees and butterflies are drawn to the salvias and annuals.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 6

Garden Size: 4000

Designer: Fran Adams, A Sense of Place
Installer: Earthcare Landscaping

Plant list: In preparation, will be linked later...

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