Growing Natives Garden Tour 2017

Essert Garden (4 photos)

Garden #66, Campbell


Showcase Features: The front is a lovely self-designed and installed garden, with a long central berm and a dry-creek bed. A mature Western redbud and a young live oak are featured, with a nice collection of lower growing native bunch grasses, ceanothus and manzanita ground covers, California fuschia and other natives placed along the berm and under trees. The next-door neighbor has followed suit with lawn replaced by a low water design. The owners have put in a rain collection system, have solar panels and efficient drip irrigation.

Other Garden Attractions: The back is in transition, with a meadow of wildflowers, native shrubs and grasses, narrow-leaf milkweed. A beehive block attracts native bees and the yard is a haven for birds and other wildlife.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 2

Garden Size: 3600 sq.ft.

Designer: Homeowners with assistance from daughter
Installer: Homeowners

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

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