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Model Garden Design: Color for All Seasons

This model garden design includes: concept plan, planting and irrigation plan and annotated plant list.

When asked, the owner of this corner lot in San Leandro expressed a desire to transform her yard into a “low-maintenance, drought-tolerant retreat.” Designer Jennifer Smith responded with a plan that layers planting to increase privacy and create the illusion of depth. Jennifer agreed with the owner that incorporating the existing mature, healthy trees would add complexity to the planting as the new plants fill in. The plant palette is composed largely of northern California native plants, along with some herbs and exotic NON-invasive drought-tolerant plants. An annotated plant list with links to further information accompanies the plan, along with a comprehensive, yet simple, drip irrigation plan.