Ann loves a profusion of scent and color. There are citrus trees, apricot trees, oaks, rosemary, roses, jacaranda, mimosa, and so many more along with a few vegetable beds.
Ann adores bees, butterflies & birds. Her garden is an oasis for all. She has fountains for drinking and bathing, places for native bees to make homes in the dirt & an abundance of trees for nesting & flowers for food. Her garden is filled with lots of native plants that thrive in our weather. It is a happy place for all creatures.
Debbie and Bob’s garden is truly a work of art. As you walk up the path to the front door there is a beautiful mural on the fence and a profusion of flowers bursting with color. The garden has many native plants which help attract native bees. There is a dry creek bed that collects rainfall. Many water features are located throughout the garden for the wildlife too.
Pilgrim Terrace garden grows food for low-income senior residents. Kevin and his staff manage the garden. It serves as a research and test garden.
They grow an abundance of unique and organic produce which provides year-round flowers for resident honeybees, native bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
Quite simply, I couldn't live without my garden! I love creating and nurturing an oasis for all the bees, the butterflies, the birds and other wild creatures....and selfishly for me as well.
My sunny, half acre garden has evolved over the past 14 years but its signature has always been an abundance of flowers….perennials, annuals coming up from seed and a wide variety of blossoming shrubs, vines and trees amidst greenery of contrasting tones and shapes. Throughout the year something is always flowering however in Spring the garden becomes quite a riot of blooms, especially with more flowers emerging from bulbs and seeds. I love having a wide variety for all the pollinators as well as for me and sharing with friends. Almost all of my trees, planted young, contribute to the garden color….redbud, jacaranda, acacias, tabebuia, crepe myrtle, brugmansia, magnola alba, and persimmon and other flowering fruit trees. The garden is a mix of natives and non-natives but I strive to be sustainable and drought tolerant, and by all means organic and chemical free. About six years ago I reduced the lawn area, redesigning with lots of different sages, grevilleas, leucadendron, leptospermum, aloes, statice, alstroemeria and more. I reorganized the irrigation so that I could still include some more traditional plants that I have and love like roses, azaleas, camellias and some ferns for more shady spots. One problem is staying ahead of the jungle but without a doubt my garden is one of my great joys!
Pat is a Master Gardener who appreciates flowering succulents, low water plants, fruit trees and a water feature surrounded by year round blooms.
Pat has been nurturing her garden for the past 45 years. It is truly a special place. From the beautiful old tractor amongst the salvias out front near the water feature with the water pump from the family’s 1905 homestead to Cruiser the 90 year old desert tortoise that roams the backyard hiding amongst the succulents. She also has many fruit trees and veggies that she grows to help feed cruiser and even hosts a beehive.
Peggy and Steve’s yard is always full of activity. From the frogs and fish in the pond to the hawks and other birds that hang out amongst the beautiful redwoods. They have a wonderful collection of fruit trees and flowering succulents for bees, butterflies and birds. There are also some wonderful specimen cycads growing along side flowering perennials.
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All Board members of the Guild volunteer 100% of their time to help educate the communicate and save the bees.
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