500 - 750 sq ft
11 - 20 hours of labor
less than $500
Other Project Elements
Native or drought-tolerant plants, Drip irrigation system
Advice from the Owner
From April to September there’s always something blooming. I love watching the pollinators, especially when the bumblebees fall to the ground inside a flower bloom they’ve knocked off a stem. I also like experimenting with different plants, seeing what comes back and what didn’t do well. We continuously struggle with the same handful of areas where plants start out strong and then fail. We can’t figure out why. The most challenging part is digging up the mulch to find the drip lines to create more options. And this year’s pest is the flea beetle. But the biggest win for this space, I think, is conquering the bindweed. I also love all of the wildlife that brings balance to the garden. Garter snakes, finches nesting on the house, the feral cat napping under the echinacea, the ladybugs all over the sage. It’s a paradise from top to bottom. And I love that we’ve created a space for this.Back to Inspiration Hub
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