Monday, April 30, 2012

Bay Friendly Garden Tour Report

Was doing my part this weekend to promote great landscape practices by volunteering at a Garden Tour put on by the Bay Friendly Coalition. It was a beautiful day in the city of Alameda this weekend, and I helped out at a  home on a toasty warm interior street. The couple showing off their gardens where I volunteered were  proud of their wildlife habitat and had also registered their garden with the National Wildlife Federation. They had created a beautiful place on a very small lot to eat outdoors, raise chickens, bunnies, let the guinea pig roam, and even found enough space for a lily pond. Kudos to the gardeners and organizers and volunteers who did all the work to make the tour happen. Unfortunately, I did not get a lot of pictures of the event, but I was able to visit another garden owned by a garden designer from the bay area. As the brochure says, there was not one square foot of space in this garden where something hadn't been purposely placed. Really beautiful.

Designed Garden with bunch grass in between pavers
Designed Garden with Pot Fountain and succulents
Sweet Pea volunteer in informal front garden

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