Growing Natives Garden Tour 2017

Sullivan's Garden (9 photos)

Garden #6, Redwood City


Showcase Features: This urban garden was the home of a few established California Native Plants when it was purchased in 2000. When new landscaping began in 2001 the front lawn was removed and new drought- tolerant Native plants were planted. A special emphasis was placed on Native plants which could provide habitat and food for seed, insect and nectar loving birds, bees and butterflies. This same goal has been kept in mind with any new plantings. The back garden, "Eagle Rock Refuge" was landscaped in 2004 with Natives. In the fall of 2015 twenty-one new Natives were planted, making the garden an example of both mature and young plants for the 2016 Going Native Garden Tour. Of special interest are the mature 'Sunset' and 'Dr. Hurd' Manzanitas. The hummingbirds drink the nectar from the tiny manzanita flowers which start blooming in November. In late spring and summer the 'Aromas", 'Dara's Choice' and other Sages provide nectar for the hummingbirds and bees. In the fall the California Fuchsia flowers are the favorite mealtime spot for the hummingbirds.

Other Garden Attractions: The garden has mature 'Rodger Red' hybrid California Grape Plants, which yielded 26 quarts of grape juice in 2015. In the backyard, there is a chicken coop and an aviary for White Ringneck Doves. A Man-made creek which controls flooding when it rains.

Gardening for Wildlife: NWF "Backyard Habitat" since 2005. Attracts: Hummingbirds, White crown sparrows, California Towhee, Goldfinches, Eurasian Collared Doves, Juncos, Mourning Doves, Woodpeckers, Squirrels, Butterflies, and Bees. Wrens & Bushtits have nested here.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 16

Garden Size: 5000 sq ft

Designer: Annaloy Nickum and homeowner (front yard); Chachi Huiltron Landscapes and homeowner (back yard)
Installer: Several (will be posted at the garden)

Click here to display the plant list in a printer-friendly format (from year 2016).

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